MONTHLY TALK - ELENI IKONIADOU
THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 2014
THOUGHT-PROVOKING TALKS ON CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULTURE.
Step behind the scenes and get a glimpse of the thinking motivating the world’s greatest artists, filmmakers, thinkers and doers. Senior lecturer in Media and Communications, and author Eleni Ikoniadou, is December's Monthly Talk.
How do we experience culture in a world that is constantly switched on? As part of Lighthouse’s forthcoming focus on sound and music, we welcome academic Dr Eleni Ikoniadou to Lighthouse, to present her work investigating the rhythms of our digitally mediated culture, and how we experience the space and scope of digital art. Her talk at Lighthouse will look at how we perceive time and duration when considering our cultural world, and the paradox of physically and spatially experiencing digital art.
Having recently published her first book The Rhythmic Event on MIT Press, Ikoniadou’s work spans art, media theory and technology, with a focus on sonic theory, time and philosophy. Part of the ‘Technologies of Lived Abstraction’ series, The Rhythmic Event investigates the ways in which recent digital art experiments engage with the virtual dimensions of sound, suggesting alternate modes of perception, temporality, and experience.
Quoting Kodwo Eshun in the introduction of The Rhythmic Event, Ikoniadou explains her interests in rhythms as a way of explaining networked culture as “the interface between humans and machines, between distributed minds and overlapping mediascapes. Digital rhythm incites mutation across the networks.”
On her latest book, from MIT:
“The Rhythmic Event is a deep plunge into an aesthetics of experience expanded into pattern, perception and sound, and onwards into an abstract viscerality. Ikoniadou is a crucial guide to the dark chambers of recent interactive art.”
—Matthew Fuller, Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
About the speaker
Eleni Ikoniadou is a Lecturer in Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, London. She has recently published a book called The Rhythmic Event, out on MIT this Autumn http://mitpress.mit.edu/authors/eleni-ikoniadou
Date: Thursday 4 December 2014
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Times: Doors 6.30pm, Talk Starts 7pm
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