On Monday, 12 December, Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner will present their films A Demonstration (2020) and Constant (2022). Both films will be discussed together with the filmmakers on Tuesday morning, 13 December.
CML Lab Days
12–15 December 2022
This year, we’ll have Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner as guests for a screening and discussion of their films. We’ll also host the book launch of “Volumetric Regimes” with editors Jara Rocha & Femke Snelting and discussant Joëlle Bitton.
Another highlight are the public inaugural lectures by our new Head of Research Helen Pritchard and Visiting Professors Viktor Bedö and Budhaditya Chattopadhyay. You’re cordially invited to join us for this celebratory and exciting evening.
Read on for more details on the week’s programme.
Monday, 12 December
19:00 / Studiokino @ HGK FHNW
Screening of Constant (2022, 40’) and A Demonstration (2020, 25’) by Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner, with an introduction by the filmmakers (they will join us remotely).
The Studiokino is also located at FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel, in the main building (high-rise), ground floor.
Tuesday, 13 December
10:30–12:00 / Critical Media Lab
Follow-up discussion to Monday’s screening, with the filmmakers Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner.
14:00–16:00 / Critical Media Lab
Book launch of “Volumetric Regimes” with editors Jara Rocha & Femke Snelting and discussant Joëlle Bitton.
Drinks and Vernissage
17:00 / Critical Media Lab
The team of the research project Thinking Toys for Commoning will present the Commoning Box in an informal get-together.
Wednesday, 14 December
09:30–12:30 / Critical Media Lab
The lab workgroup Code of X will host an internal workshop with the team on rewriting (our) institutional documents. For this, we’ll incorporate the annotation tool developed in the Rewrite project.
IXDM Inaugural Lectures
17:30 / HGK FHNW, D 1.03
An evening with three inaugural lectures by our new Head of Research Helen Pritchard and Visiting Professors Viktor Bedö and Budhaditya Chattopadhyay. With topics ranging from Rescued Food, Humuspunk, Imperialist Mapping to Decolonial Listening, Kinship Networks to Technology in the Public Interest.
Thursday, 15 December
10:00–12:00 / Critical Media Lab
Following his lecture the evening before, Viktor Bedö will host a workshop on Scaling Material Urban Commons.
IXDM Year-End Lunch
13:00 / Critical Media Lab
We’ll finish off the lab days with a lunch and afternoon hang-out together with all members of the institute.
As special guests for the Lab Days, we welcome Ren Loren Britton and their self-determined cushions, that will take up residence at the lab for some time. These self-determined cushions shape-shift and trans comfort. Each pillow is sewn together so that the beginning and the end of the object is unclear and different fluffy, smooth, rough, plastic, scratchy and looped surfaces evade sensory smoothness and hold space/provide cushioning in unexpected places. These pillows are meant to be touched, held, shared and moved.
Ren Loren Britton loves slugs, slowness, repetition, non-linearity and experimenting towards access. As a white disabled trans* artist and researcher they tune with practices of critical pedagogy, trans*feminist techno science and disability justice. More info about their work can be found at: https://lorenbritton.com + http://meltionary.com.