Ways to Cut the Earth Open at University of Westminster

On 17th January, 2014, we will present 'Ways to Cut the Earth Open', the second in a series of lectures entitled 'Print Screen: Writing and the Moving Image' run the by the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster.

Ways to Cut the Earth Open’ is a cross-platform survey that examines a number of sites recently explored by Kreider + O’Leary in their nomadic practice. Using the sectional cut and the filmic splice as starting points they explore strands from their recent site-based works to thread together narratives of place and displacement. Predicated on an aesthetics of response while engaging with the complexity inherent in a given site, their work is both a form and act of communication: therefore, and necessarily, clouded by ambiguity. This prompts a critical investigation into the role of ambiguity for creative practices that relate to site, including writing and the moving image.

17th January, 6.00-8.00pm
The Old Cinema, University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2UW


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