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Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Once Removed (2019). Production still.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan | Natq (impossible speech)
March 15, 2021
Virtual Event
Azra Aksamija & Future Heritage Lab, Memory Matrix, 2016. Photo: Dietmar Offenhuber.
Spring 2021 Lecture Series | The Incidence of Fingerprints When Earth Meets the Sky
March 15, 2021
Cesare Pietroiusti, Money-Watching, 2007. Performance. Photo: Chris Keenan. Courtesy: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and the artist.
Cesare Pietroiusti | Economic Principles and Artistic Use of Paradox
December 7, 2020, 2:00 pm
Virtual Event
Ekene Ijeoma. Photo by Kris Graves.
Ekene Ijeoma | Poetic Justice
November 9, 2020, 6:00 pm
Virtual Event
Rachel Rossin, Stalking the Trace. 2019. VR installation. The Zabludowicz Collection. Photo: Courtesy the artist.
Barbara London | What’s Technology Got To Do With It?
October 26, 2020, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Virtual Event
Ekene Ijeoma, Deconstructed Anthems, Day Night. Photo: Theo Civitello.
Fall 2020 Lecture Series | The Allegorical Resonance of Alchemical Affect
October 26, 2020December 7, 2020
Stephen Prina, English For Foreigners, exhibition view, Museo Madre, Naples, May 15 – Oct 16, 2017.
Stephen Prina | ¡Stephen Prina Live!
March 2, 2020, 6:00 pm
ACT Cube
Jill Magid, ​The Proposal​, 2018. Feature documentary, 83 minutes. Courtesy the artist, Field of Vision, and Oscilloscope Laboratories.
Jill Magid | The Proposal
February 10, 2020, 4:30 pm
ACT Cube
Searchlight Piece, 1975
Photograph of CAVS Fellow Lowry Burgess’ “Searchlight Piece.” Photograph: unknown. Courtesy of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies Archive.
Spring 2020 Lecture Series | The Allegorical Resonance of Alchemical Affect
February 10, 2020May 4, 2020
Naeem Mohaiemen, other people’s storage, 2019.
Naeem Mohaiemen | A Missing Can of Film
December 2, 2019, 6:00 pm
ACT Cube
Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas
Gediminas Urbonas | Wet Ontologies of the Swamp
October 7, 2019, 6:00 pm
ACT Cube
Sarah Oppenheimer, Bild 135, 2017.
Sarah Oppenheimer | FE_20190923: Periodic Function
September 23, 2019, 6:00 pm
ACT Cube
Sarah Oppenheimer, Bild 135, 2017.
Fall 2019 Lecture Series: The Inexplicable Wonder of Precipitous Events
September 23, 2019December 2, 2019
ACT Cube
Inadelso Cossa, A Memory in Three Acts, 2016. Film still.
Inadelso Cossa | Personal Perspectives on Mozambican History through Film
May 6, 2019, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Bartos Theatre
Dubai’s Internet City, Creative Commons
Keller Easterling | Medium Design
April 29, 2019, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
ACT Cube
Cairo Downtown Passages Iftar in Kodak Passageway. Image courtesy of CLUSTER.
Beth Stryker | Critical Mapping and Tactical Interventions
April 1, 2019, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
ACT Cube
Franco Mattes | People Disguised as Algorithms
February 11, 2019, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
ACT Cube
Spring 2019 Lecture Series | The Digital Hum of the Long, Slow Now
February 11, 2019May 6, 2019
Rachel Harrison, Sculpture with Boots, 2017 Wood, polystyrene, chicken wire, cardboard, burlap, cement, acrylic, steel, and framed pigmented inkjet print 93 x 60 x 46 inches (236.2 x 152.4 x 116.8 cm) Courtesy the artist.
David Joselit | Untranslatable: Conceptual Art since the 90s
December 10, 2018, 6:00 pm
ACT Cube
Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word II, 2015 Photo: Moira Ricci. Image courtesy of the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Joan Jonas and Sung Hwan Kim | In Conversation
December 3, 2018, 6:00 pm
Media Lab, 3rd Floor Atrium
Richard Sennett, The Craftsman.
Richard Sennett | The Good Craftsman
November 13, 2018, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Fall 2018 Lecture Series: Vibrant Signs and Indeterminant Matter(s)
November 13, 2018December 10, 2018
Judith Barry/Ken Saylor/Project Projects. From Receiver to Remote…Channeling Spain, 2010.
Judith Barry | A Discussion of Several Research-Based Projects
December 4, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Repellent Fence, 2015 Photo: Michael Lundgren and Postcommodity; Image: Courtesy of Bockley Gallery Installation view. Douglas, AZ, USA and Agua Prieta, SON, MEX.
Postcommodity | The Repellent Fence and Beyond
November 13, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
ACT Cube
Stampa Programmata
A0 screenprint, Dexter Sinister, 2017.
David Reinfurt | A Post-Industrial Postscript
October 20, 2017, 2:00 pm5:00 pm
ACT Cube
Polygraph, 2011, Noam Toran, Photo: Raphaelle Mueller.
Cristina Ricupero | Don’t Believe A Word I Say
September 25, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
ACT Cube
Lake Tenaya
Maximally Stable Extremal Regions; Hough Transform 2016 dye sublimation print 48×60 inches. Courtesy of the artist; Altman Siegel, San Francisco
Trevor Paglen | The Planet is a Sensor
September 11, 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
ACT Cube
Fall 2017 Lecture Series | The Edge of Knowing and Un-Knowing
September 11, 2017December 4, 2017
Pedro Reyes, Floating Pyramid, 2004 (Image courtesy of the artist).
Pedro Reyes | Art as Conflict Resolution
April 24, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
ACT Cube
Tania Bruguera, General Strike, 2010, Participative Mural painting, Demystified church, water painting, paintbrushes, scaffolding, Dimensions: 82’4
Tania Bruguera | Can Aesthetics Disarm Oppression?
March 13, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
ACT Cube
Jill Magid, Rhinestoning Headquarters. System Azure Public performance and permanent installation. Rhinestone encrusted surveillance cameras, posters. Police Headquarters, Amsterdam. 2002
Jill Magid | Permission as Material
February 13, 2017, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
ACT Cube
Spring 2017 Lecture Series | Double Agents
February 13, 2017April 24, 2017
Chus Martinez
Chus Martinez | The Duck is the Übermensch
December 5, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Gerald Raunig | Dividuum
November 7, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Marta Kuzma | [BRECHT]IT: EXIT STAGE LEFT
October 31, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Cristina Ricupero | Secret Societies and the Limits of Transparency
October 5, 2016October 7, 2016
Etienne Turpin | Computation Rules Everything Around Me
October 3, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Florian Schneider | Imaginary Property
September 26, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Fall 2016 Lecture Series | Tinker User Tracer Human
September 26, 2016December 5, 2016
Lars Bang Larsen | Mediated Entities
May 2, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Corinne Diserens | Historical Resonances
April 25, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Anna-Sophie Springer | Curatorial-Editorial Urgencies/ A Palimpsest of Species and Spaces
March 28, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Future Island: Cuba
March 7, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev | Empathy and Artistic Relations
February 29, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Spring 2016 Lecture Series | Curation: Agencies + Urgencies
February 29, 2016May 2, 2016
Labor in Contemporary Art, Precarious labor workshop in Gezi Park, June 2013. Photo. Courtesy of Pelin Tan.
Pelin Tan | Transversal Methodology: Labor, Love, Fear
November 16, 2015
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
HD video, Dutch and English language, English subtitles, 55 min. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam and the artist.
Wendelien van Oldenborgh | Beauty and the Right to the Ugly
November 9, 2015
Making the Fundament for the Platform. Marjetica Potrč. Photo by Rados Vujaklija.
Marjetica Potrč | Public Space is a Social Agreement
October 26, 2015
Rosa Barba, Bending to Earth, 2015. 35-mm film, color, optical sound, 15 min. Film still copyright Rosa Barba.
Rosa Barba | On Objects as Ideas
October 19, 2015
Video Still, Avalon. 2011. Maryam Jafri.
Maryam Jafri | Between Storyboard and Grid, Some Recent Works
October 5, 2015, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Fall 2015 Lecture Series | Toward a Philosophy of the Act
October 5, 2015November 16, 2015
Claire Pentecost. Image: courtesy of the artist.
Claire Pentecost | The Quick and the Dirty
April 13, 2015
Rikke Luther
“Pod no.002, Parasiting Compost Unit”, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 2011 and on-going at the harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark. Image courtesy Learning Site, Rikke Luther.
Rikke Luther | Public Place in its Meltdown Area
April 6, 2015
“are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?” Image: copyright Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol.
Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol | Proposition for Reclaiming a Space
March 16, 2015
atelier d’architecture autogérée
“Passage 56”, Paris 2009. Copyright aaa.
Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou | Co-producing the City
March 9, 2015
Jeanne van Heeswijk, “Wastelanders, Ocupation of Transformation”, Anderlecht, Brussel, (2011), photo Marcel van der Meijs.
Jeanne van Heeswijk | Fields of Interactions
March 4, 2015
Doris Sommer, The Work of Art in the World.
Doris Sommer | The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities
March 2, 2015
Spring 2015 Lecture Series | Toward Civic Art
February 2, 2015
Gustav Metzger, Supportive, 1966-2011. 7 Kodak SAV 2050 slide projectors with control units, rotating polarised filters, liquid crystals, 7 screens 4m x 4m
Daniela Pérez and Patrick Charpenel | Gustav Metzger’s Dome(s) Project
December 8, 2014
Gabriel Kahan | Regenarratives
November 24, 2014
Tulip Pattern’s Petals for U’s I + I. Photo credit: Andrew Strauss.
Kelly Nipper | Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture
November 17, 2014
Islamischer Friedhof, Vorarlberg
Islamic cemetery in Altach, Austria designed by local architect Bernardo Bader. It is the first Islamic cemetery in the region of Vorarlberg, and the second of its kind of Austria.
Homecoming after Death: An Islamic Cemetery in Austria
October 20, 2014
Photo by Ian Soroka, Photomontage by Kuba Rudzinski
CULTURUNNERS | CULTURUNNERS@MIT
October 6, 2014
ARCTIC PERSPECTIVE
Photo: Matthew Biederman
Marko Peljhan | Dronological: The Art and Science of Unmanned Systems
September 22, 2014
Fall 2014 Lecture Series
September 22, 2014December 8, 2014
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.
Courtesy of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)
Elvan Zabunyan | Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Translations of Memory
April 28, 2014
Yvonne Rainer, Assisted Living: Do you have any money?, 2013.
Photo by Ian Douglas.
Yvonne Rainer | Where’s the Passion? Where’s the Politics?
April 7, 2014
Kazue Kobata | Migration Inside-Out: Contemplate, Imagine, Act…
March 17, 2014
John Akomfrah, OBE, and Lina Gopaul
John Akomfrah & Lina Gopaul | Transfigured Night
March 3, 2014
Spring 2014 Lecture Series | Cinematic Migrations
March 3, 2014April 28, 2014
Joan Jonas, Reading Dante.
Joan Jonas | Reanimation, An Ongoing Performance
December 9, 2013
Detail of a police patrol car in Mexico City. Courtesy of Laboratorio 060, Mexico City.
Tarek Elhaik | The Incurable-Image
November 25, 2013
The Nine Muses, 2011. Directed by John Akomfrah.
John Akomfrah & Lina Gopaul
November 4, 2013
Lovett/Codagnone, Silenced, 2013
Lovett/Codagnone | Re-Adapting Cinematic Traces
October 21, 2013
Charles Atlas | Instantaneous! and Everywhere?
October 7, 2013
Fall 2013 Lecture Series | Cinematic Migrations
October 7, 2013December 9, 2013
Simin Farkhondeh | Bestow Media Literacy, Expose, Inspire Change
April 29, 2013
Nora Alter | Listening to Marker
April 8, 2013
Knut Åsdam | The Long Gaze, The Short Gaze
March 18, 2013
Karim Ainouz, I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You. Film still.
Karim Aïnouz | I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
March 11, 2013
John Akomfrah, OBE, and Lina Gopaul
John Akomfrah and Lina Gopaul | Considering the Stuart Hall Project
March 4, 2013
Arthur Jafa | APEX_TNEG
February 25, 2013
Spring 2013 Lecture Series: Experiments in Thinking, Action & Form: Cinematic Migrations
February 25, 2013April 29, 2013
Krista Lynes | Creative Geographies: Video Beyond the Global Village 
November 26, 2012
Ros Gray | The Militant Image: A Ciné-Geography 
November 19, 2012
Chip Lord | Recent Projects: Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule] and To & From LAX
November 5, 2012
Handworth Songs, 1987. Directed by John Akomfrah.
John Akomfrah & Lina Gopaul | Reconsidering Handsworth Songs
October 30, 2012
Dam Construction Site. Part of Weeping Sikkim, by Jesal Kapadia, 2011-12. Photo by Hari Adivarekar.
Jesal Kapadia | Affects and Emotions for a Non-capitalist Cinema
October 15, 2012
Fall 2012 Lecture Series | Experiments in Thinking, Action & Form: Cinematic Migrations
October 15, 2012November 26, 2012
Michael Eng | Sound and Semiocapitalism: Affective Labor and the Metaphysics of the Real
April 9, 2012
Muntdas, On Translation: El Aplauso, Bogota, 1990
Muntadas | Projects and Protocols: Conventions on Art and Technology
April 9, 2012
Gloria Sutton | Playback: Broadcast Experiments 1970 and Now
April 2, 2012
Taru Elfving | Archipelago Logic: Towards Sustainable Futures
March 12, 2012
Bruce Yonemoto | Re-representations and Simulations
March 5, 2012
Michael Corris | What Do Artists Know? Contemporary Responses to the Deskilling of Art
February 13, 2012
Spring 2012 Lecture Series | Experiments in Thinking, Action, and Form
February 13, 2012April 23, 2012
Amar Kanwar
November 21, 2011
Shun Kanda & James Wescoat | MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative
November 14, 2011
Stella McGregor: Ploughshares from Swords – Social Sculpture and Cultural Agency
November 7, 2011
Lucy Walker | 99 is Not 100 – Documenting the Transformative Power of Art, or the Art of Transformative Documentary
October 31, 2011
Joichi Ito | Enabling Emergent Voices and Expression Through Technology
October 17, 2011
Jack Persekian | In the Meantime
October 3, 2011
Tess Thackara: Popularizing the Fight for Indigenous Rights
September 26, 2011
Fall 2011 Lecture Series | Zones of Emergency: Artistic Interventions – Creative Responses to Conflict & Crisis
September 26, 2011November 21, 2011
Attila Csörgö | Turning Out the Space
April 4, 2011
Ricardo Dominguez | Transborder Disturbances: Aesthetics, Interventions and Technology
March 28, 2011
Jae Rhim Lee | Parallel/Peripheral: Working at the Intersection of Art and Other
March 14, 2011
Laurent Grasso | Science & Fictions
March 7, 2011
Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg | A Guide to Campo Del Cielo
February 28, 2011
Florian Dombois | Luginsland (On Art as Research)
February 14, 2011
Spring 2011 Lecture Series | Collision 2: When Artistic and Scientific Research Meet
February 4, 2011April 4, 2011
Lauren Bon | Metabolic Studio
November 8, 2010
Steve Dietz | Build Your Own World
November 1, 2010
Sheila Kennedy | Soft, Smart & Stealthy: New Paradigms for Design Practice
October 25, 2010
Dava Newman | Second Skin Bio-Suit
October 18, 2010
Omar Foglio and Jose Luis Figueroa | Tierra Brillante
October 4, 2010
Laura Anderson Barbata | Twenty-first Century Living in the Amazon: in the Order of Chaos
September 27, 2010
Regina Maria Moeller | Com(ment)ic: Wondersuits, Fast Skin and Poison Ivy
September 20, 2010
Elke Gaugele | Climate Changes in Science Fashion
September 13, 2010
Fall 2010 Lecture Series | Give Me Shelter: Second Skin for Extreme Environments
September 13, 2010November 8, 2010
Magda Fernandez
March 15, 2010
Peter Schumann with John Bell moderator
March 8, 2010
Constanza Macras with Jay Scheib, moderator
March 1, 2010
Xavier Le Roy with Nell Breyer, moderator
February 22, 2010
Spring 2010 Lecture Series | The Theatrical/ The Performative/ The Transformative
February 22, 2010April 12, 2010