A scientist, an ice berg, an alien narrator seek to uncover the relationships between trauma; time travel; the appearance of crystals and fibres under people’s skin; and the melting polar ice caps. This new work situates environmental collapse within discourses of abjection,
(and the outsider, the queer, the alien) and investigates PTSD as revolutionary force for traveling to the past, and producing new futures from inside the body; a flesh machine.
Sat 22 September 2018
Serpentine Work Marathon | Breakout sessions, convened by Bernard Stiegler
On the occasion of the Serpentine Work Marathon (22 September 2018, 10am-10pm, Royal Geographical Society), Prof. Bernard Stiegler convenes a gathering of practitioners from multiple disciplines to contribute to discuss work, labour, employment, and economics for an age of entropy.
Sun 23 September 2018
Serpentine Work Marathon Workshops
On the occasion of the Serpentine Work Marathon (22 September 2018, 10am-10pm, Royal Geographical Society), on the 23rd September, Prof. Bernard Stiegler convenes a gathering of practitioners from multiple disciplines to contribute to the writing of a new manifesto, the first version of which will be issued on the 23rd September, with the definitive version being sent to the United Nations, in Geneva, on 10 January 2020 – the centenary anniversary of the League of Nations.
Participants include: Anne Alombert, Sara Baranzoni, David Berry, Divya Dwivedi, Noel Fitzpatrick, Giacomo Gilmozzi, Gaël Giraud, Yuk Hui, Olivier Landau, Giuseppe Longo, Glenn Loughran, Shaj Mohan, Maël Montévil, Gerald Moore, Clément Morlat, Vincent Puig, Daniel Ross, Saskia Sassen, Bernard Stiegler and Alain Supiot.
The 2018 Work Marathon explores issues including technological developments enabling automation and its impact on labour and work; the political urgencies of coerced and invisible labour and the differentiation between work, employment and labour; and the role of non-human agents, including artificial intelligence, animals and materials, in the context of planetary-scale ecologies. The Work Marathon is conceived in collaboration with Professor Bernard Stiegler and builds on the 2017’s GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, which focused on artificial intelligence and questions of consciousness.