Transmission in Motion – Derek Mc Cormack, “Experience, Experiment & Atmospheric Things”
What does attention to atmospheres tell us about the relations between experience and experiment? In this seminar, Derek Mc Cormack considers how the process of making atmospheres explicit – in both an affective and meteorological sense – also involves the elaboration of particular forms of experiential experimentalism. Central to this experimentalism is the allure of envelopment as both a technical process of fabrication and a condition of experience. In the seminar, Derek will foreground envelopment by focusing on the movement and capacities of a deceptively simple device: the balloon. Using a series of historical and contemporary examples of the deployment of this object across domains of expertise as diverse as meteorology and choreography, Derek opens up a discussion of the kinds of experimental experience made possible by devices for doing atmospheric things.
Date: 25 October 2018
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Location: Parnassos Bar, Kruisstraat 201