Sideways Lecture at Danish Academy of Fine Art


Hyperspace, Sensorium, Connectivity, War... 
A Lecture with interruptions

On 13th April we will deliver a lecture as part of the Sideways Lecture series at the Danish Academy of Fine Art.  

The lecture takes as its starting point the Westin Bonaventure Hotel designed by architect John Portman in 1974. Nested in the heart of Los Angeles, this ‘city within a city’ was infamously interpreted by pre-eminent Marxist theorist Frederic Jameson as a model of postmodern hyperspace and an allegory for the logic of late capital. From this beginning, the lecture will move through the following topics: The Bonaventure Hotel / LA Tapped / Moon Landing / Falling / Bas Jan Ader / Pruitt Igoe / 104 Kilotonne Idea / Whitie on the Moon / WTC / Starship Enterprise / Donna Summer / Bunker Archeology / Dedalus-Icarus / Star Wars / Michael Herr’s Dispatches / Kyoto Station / John Portman / O Superman (For Massenet) / Strategic Defense Initiative / The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism / Ronald Reagan / Wings of Desire / Video Shakkei / The Angel of History / Fight the Power / Terror Paranoia / Satanic Verses / Cell / Falling Man / Basinski’s Disintegration Loops / Iraq War I + II / Parhessia / Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others / Arnold Schwarzenegger / Shock & Awe / Butler’s Frames of War etc…

Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Copenhagen, Denmark
17:00 - 18:30 13 April 2012