Navigation begins where the map becomes invisible or indecipherable. Navigation operates on a plane of immanence in constant motion. Instead of framing or representing the world, the art of navigation continuously updates and adjusts multiple frames from viewpoints within the world. Navigation is thus an operational practice synthesizing multiple layers, each with its own horizon. In the words of the late Harun Farocki, “A computer animation is less a reproduction and more a production ... or creation of a model world.” How do navigational paradigms in virtual and offline environments inform the politics of the image? If navigation puts ontological pressure on the static frame of a photographic or cinematic image, then how are our concepts of political action, visual literacy and collective intervention also pressured to surpass or perform model worlds?
With Ramon Amaro, Julieta Aranda, James Bridle, Maïté Chénière, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Kodwo Eshun, Anselm Franke, Jennifer Gabrys, Charles Heller, Tom Holert, Inhabitants, Doreen Mende, Matteo Pasquinelli, Laura Lo Presti, Patricia Reed, Nikolay Smirnov, Hito Steyerl, Oraib Toukan and Brian Kuan Wood.
Doreen Mende, Brian Kuan Wood
Keynote and screenings
James Bridle, Hito Steyerl
Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Tom Holert
Anselm Franke, Jennifer Gabrys, Laura Lo Presti, Mariana Silva (Inhabitants), Nikolay Smirnov, moderated by Tom Holert
The Tasks of Abstract Space
Ramon Amaro, Matteo Pasquinelli, Patricia Reed, moderated by Brian Kuan Wood
Maîté Chénière, Charles Heller, Oraib Toukan, moderated by Doreen Mende
Navigation Beyond Vision is the third chapter of the series of conferences Art after Culture? A second decade of e-flux journal in Rotterdam, Paris, Berlin and New York on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the e-flux journal.
In cooperation with e-flux, Harun Farocki Institut, with additional support from the CCC Research-Based Master of Visual Arts at HEAD – Genève