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THE POLITICS OF ATTENTION: ART, TIME, TECHNOLOGY, ACTION


A weeklong workshop organized by Anna Riley and D. Graham Burnett

For more information: annaelizabethriley@gmail.com 

 Following on the “Practices of Attention Symposium” that took place in Brazil in November of 2018 (as part of the 33rdSão Paulo Biennial), a small group of invited participants will gather this summer at Mildred’s Lane to continue work on the Politics of Attention in our time. Attention lies at the nexus of perception and action, aesthetics and ethics, wealth and power. Whose eyes (and minds) are where? And for how long? These are central questions driving the evolution of politics, capitalism, and personhood in the twenty-first century. New technologies and new practices are reshaping our understanding of the attentional subject—with consequences for learning, subjectivity, and social life. Aesthetic questions are increasingly inseparable from problems of perception that are themselves inextricable from the dynamics of attention. Through a series of readings, seminar discussions, and experiments in artistic research, this workshop aims to advance understanding of this difficult and important domain.

Earlier Event: July 29
MARX FOR CATS