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AND NOW THEY WANT YOUR DREAMS, TOO.

AND NOW THEY WANT YOUR DREAMS, TOO. from CT+CR Collective on Vimeo.

“Dead Straight” is part of a series of events that the CT+CR Collective carried out for the Social Dream Lab @ the de Young Museum, San Francisco, California; February 6-March 3, 2013.

Full series of events:

DEAD STRAIGHT
Performance
February 10, 2013
Beginning with Bachelard’s notion of “dreams of will,” members of the CT+CR Collective* read from the dream works of the dead, some with resurrectional intent. Taking the form of a live mimic model or exquisite corpse and executed according to strict time-based rules and restraints, first and foremost being the rule that the author must be dead, this performance explores recitation, in and of itself, as a form of social dreaming, involving interpolations of past, present, and future as well as complex aggregates of individual, dyadic, and collective will. Filmed by Holly Andres and jD White. Postproduction by Miles Johnson and Evangelina Owens.

WAKING, SLEEPING, AND OTHER ARTIFACTS
Roundtable
February 15, 2013
Electronic technologies produce new images that precede perception in ways that Bachelard, thinker of dreams, could neither have predicted nor imagined. Dreams, wishes, aspirations, nightmares, blessings, and curses circulate the net with lightning speed and equal ease, scrambling delicate ratios of waking and sleeping, memory and forgetting, knowing and unknowing, ownership and appropriation, will and determinism, knowledge and desire, the ingenuous and the disingenuous, the lived and the unlived. Indeed, what if that’s the point? In this roundtable, members of the Collective explore the fundamental ambivalence of social dreaming, particularly in light of current conceptions of the Commons and Hive Mind.

Readings: Georg Simmel, “The Metropolis and Mental Life,” On Individuality and Social Forms; Michel Foucault, selection from “Dream, Imagination, and Existence: An Introduction to Ludwig Binswanger’s ‘Dream and Existence,’” Dream & Existence; Friedrich Kittler, “Computers,” Optical Media; and Henri Lefebvre, “Clearing the Ground,” Critique of Everyday Life: Foundations for a Sociology of the Everyday.

Filmed by Amy O’Brien and Cassie Cone. Postproduction by Amy O’Brien.

MANIFEST CONTENT
Blog
February 20-March 6, 2013
Drawing in more interlocutors, including Wolf, Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Lacan, St. Augustine, Kittler, Klein, Kristeva, Simmel, Bataille, Bachelard, Bergson, Bloch, and Binswanger, members of the Collective issue further calls and responses in the form of a blog. The questions remain, What is social dreaming? What does sociality look like and feel like today? How can we transform the merely collective into the social?

MANIFESTO ON THE RIGHT TO DREAM
Closing Ceremony
March 2, 2013
Members of the CT+CR Collective deliver a manifesto on the right to dream.
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The Critical Theory and Creative Research Collective is devoted to socio-political critique, including the rethinking and recalibration of unstable, fast-changing relations between machine-generated data and human experience, theory and practice, the possible and the real, time and judgment, process and end-driven behavior. Its members include Anne-Marie Oliver, Barry Sanders, Marie-Pierre Hasne, Joan Handwerg, Nicole Smith, Marshall Astor, Carmen Denison, Peter Falanga, Andre Fortes, Dustin Freemont, Val Hardy, Lauren Heagerty, Hannah Horovitz, Evangelina Owens, Mel Ponis, Kevin Smith, Mohammed Usrof, Brooke Wendt, and Chloé Womack.
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For more information on “And Now They Want Your Dreams, Too,” please see the website for the Social Dream Lab at <http://www.socialsatisfaction.org/socialdreamlab/and-now-they-want-your-dreams-too/>.

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LECTURE: NICK FISH

http://news.streetroots.org/2011/03/31/building-bigger-tent-nick-fish

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

Nick Fish
Commissioner, Portland Housing Bureau

CT+CR Headquarters (Room 204)
Friday, February 15, 2013
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Nick Fish has served as Commissioner of the Portland Housing Bureau and Portland Parks & Recreation since 2008, most recently as Commissioner-in-charge. He launched the Portland Housing Bureau in 2010, combining all the housing programs and functions of the city under one roof, with a focus on three priorities—building and preserving affordable homes, working to end homelessness, and expanding homeownership opportunities. Under his stewardship, Portland Parks & Recreation won the National Gold Medal for the best managed parks system in the nation in 2011. Fish has served in leadership positions on the boards of the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Volunteers of America, Oregon, and the Housing Authority of Portland (now, Home Forward). He attended Harvard and Northeastern University School of Law, and is the former host of Outlook Portland with Nick Fish, a public affairs show on KRCW.

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CT+CR + REED COLLEGE ART DEPARTMENT WELCOME GEOFFREY MANN

Geoffrey Mann, Flight Landing, 2005/2009. Solid trace echo of a bird landing cast in clear glass. 65 × 40 × 35 (cm). Image by Sylvain Deleu

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at PNCA and the Reed College Art Department welcome sculptor Geoffrey Mann to Portland, Oregon, and invite the public to his talk

“SOLID AIR: Materialising the Intangible”
with reception following

PNCA, Swigert Commons
Monday, February 18, 2013
talk: 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
reception: 8:30 p.m.

complete series of events
February 18: talk in Swigert Commons, PNCA, with reception following
February 19: roundtable discussion, “The Space Between,” at The Studio Art Building, Reed College, with light dinner following
February 20-24: Spring Colloquium and Artist Residency at Westwind on the theme “What Are Design Fictions?”

Embedding time and motion within concrete objects, Scottish sculptor Geoffrey Mann creates work that blurs the lines between art and research, thinking and making, theory and practice. He is the winner of the Newcomers Bombay Sapphire Award, the World Crafts Council-Europe EUNIQUE Award for Glass, and the Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize, among others. Group exhibitions include Design and the Elastic Mind at MoMA, New York (2008); European Glass Context at the Bornholm Art Museum and Grønbechs Gård, Bornholm, Denmark (2008); Collect at Saatchi Gallery, London (2009); Object Factory II: The Art of Industrial Ceramics at MAD, New York (2009); Power of Making at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2011); London, Talk To Me at MoMA, New York (2011); Curious Minds at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2012); and Mark-ing at Gallery Libby Sellers, London (2013). He is Programme Director of Glass at the Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh.

About the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research
CT+CR seeks to help forge a discipline that does for the new relations obtaining between words, images, and objects what the field of rhetoric accomplished for language; to unify the major strands of critical theory, revivifying it as a powerful tool of criticism and critique; and to create new ways of understanding, situating, and configuring knowledge and research in the new century. If you would like to know more, please contact Founding Co-chairs Anne-Marie Oliver (503 236 0345; amoliver@pnca.edu) and Barry Sanders (626 826 2222; bsanders@pnca.edu)

About the Reed College Art Department
The Art Department at Reed College includes both studio art and art history, complementary and interrelated disciplines with a shared interest in the art object and its historical and theoretical contexts. The two branches of the department are united philosophically and, to an extent rare among liberal arts institutions, in actual practice.

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LECTURE: ANGIE KEEFER

Catalogue for “Ecstatic Alphabets,” Museum of Modern Art, 2012 http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2012/07/17/ecstatic-alphabetsheaps-of-language-a-qa-with-dexter-sinister-part-2

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

ANGIE KEEFER

CT+CR Headquarters (Room 204)
Friday, January 25, 2013
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Angie Keefer is a writer, artist, and editor based in New York. She has exhibited work at the 2012 São Paulo Biennial; MoMA, New York; Artist Space, New York; and the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Berlin, among others. In 2011, she co-founded THE SERVING LIBRARY with David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey (Dexter Sinister), a nonprofit artists’ organization dedicated to publishing and archiving in a continuous loop as well as a long-term archive project that examines the evolution of the library over time. The third issue of their journal Bulletins of the Serving Library doubled as the catalogue for the exhibit Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, held at MoMA in 2012. The fifth issue of the journal will be displayed at the Goethe Institute in New York early this summer.

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LECTURE: GRAHAM HARMAN

Photo of Graham Harman by Brechtje Keulen

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

GRAHAM HARMAN
“Greenberg, Heidegger, McLuhan, and the Arts”

PNCA Main Building, Swigert Commons
Tuesday; January 22, 2013
6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Graham Harman is the founder of Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) and the author of numerous books, including Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects, Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things, Circus Philosophicus, The Quadruple Object, and, most recently, Quentin Meillassoux: Philosophy in the Making and Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy. He lives in Cairo, Egypt, where he is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Provost for Research Administration at the American University.

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CT+CR announces competitive scholarships for 2013 on Art & Education

Pass this test and win an $11,725 scholarship to an exciting, new graduate program!*

(hint: it’s about time)

Challenge: Critique two of the images below, stationary or moving. One of your critiques must be written, 150 words maximum, while the other can take a visual or mixed visual-verbal form
What we’re looking for: Critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, acuity, nuance, sense-based intelligence, powers of extrapolation, ethical vision, and innovative combinations of aesthetic and socio-political critique
 

*Applicants must fulfill all requirements for admission to the CT+CR Program. Download the Application Checklist by clicking the Apply button to the right of this post. Please e-mail your critiques in the form of a PDF to admissions@pnca.edu, using “MA CT+CR: Your Name, Art-edu” as the subject line for your message as well as the title of the PDF document

About the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research
CT+CR seeks to help forge a discipline that does for the new relations obtaining between words, images, and objects what the field of rhetoric accomplished for language; to unify the major strands of critical theory, revivifying it as a powerful tool of criticism and critique; and to create new ways of understanding, situating, and configuring knowledge and research in the new century. If you would like to know more, please contact Founding Co-chairs Anne-Marie Oliver (503-236-0345; amoliver@pnca.edu) and Barry Sanders (626-826-2222; bsanders@pnca.edu)

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IMAGE REFERENCES

Row 1

Oliver Brodwolf and Florian Dombois, Sonification of Tohoku Earthquake, Japan
via YouTube

Christian Boltanski, No Man’s Land
via The New York Times

Guillermo Vargas Jiménez, Eres Lo Que Lees (You Are What You Read)
via Critical Frameworks

Row 2

Agnes Denes, Wheatfield-A Confrontation
via Greenmuseum

Keith Mayerson, Ode to Falling Man
via Eyes Towards the Dove

Invisible Octopus
via YouTube

Row 3

David Attenborough, Lyre Bird
via YouTube

Video of Bruce Nauman’s MAPPING THE STUDIO II (Fat Chance John Cage) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
via YouTube

Xu Zhen, The Starving of Sudan
via Art in America

Row 4

Atta Kim, ON-AIR Project 110-7/ Long Exposure Series
via Atta Kim

Patricia Piccinini, The Young Family
via Patricia Piccinini

Jake & Dinos Chapman, Insult to Injury
via The Guardian

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LECTURE: CHRIS PARKHURST

http://allthingsnepal.blogspot.com/2012/02/chatterview-with-filmmaker-chris.html

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

“HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY”
A Conversation with Chris Parkhurst of Barang Films

PNCA Main Building, Room 204 (CT+CR Headquarters)
Friday; December 21, 2012

Lecture: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch break: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lecture, continued, with Q&A: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Chris Parkhurst is a documentary filmmaker who has done work in Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia, and Haiti. He is currently in post-production on Journey to Kathmandu, a film that follows the journey of goats from their farm life in Tibet to their sacrificial deaths in Kathmandu during Nepal’s annual Dashain Festival. He is the editor of Bombhunters, a documentary that looks at the effects of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Cambodia. The film, which was funded by grants from the U.S. Department of State and the Sundance Documentary Fund, has been credited by the U.S. Department of State with influencing national legislation in Cambodia that has led to a 50% drop in casualties resulting from tampering with UXO. In addition to broadcast on U.S. public television, the film has aired on the History Channel Asia, Free Speech television in the U.S., and on select national channels in Europe, including national broadcast on TV2 in Sweden.

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LECTURE: JOSH BANCROFT

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

JOSH BANCROFT
Senior Social Media Specialist at Intel Software Network

“Modern Information Literacy: Become a Smarter Human”
PNCA Main Building, Room 204 (CT+CR Headquarters)
Friday; December 14, 2012

Lecture: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch break: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lecture, continued, with Q&A: 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Topics
Networks of Smart People
Hiveminds
Automated Aggregators/Filters
Feeds
Hyperlocal/Hyperfocused
Search Tools and Tricks

Recommended listening and reading
Episode 1 of The Crossover @ http://5by5.tv/crossover/1
Douglas Rushkoff, Program or Be Programmed

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. COME PREPARED!

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Fall Focus Week: PECHA KUCHA

The MA CT+CR candidates present their research in Pecha Kucha style.


 
WEDNESDAY; December 5, 2012

1:05-1:15: Hannah Horovitz
1:15-1:25: Val Hardy
1:25-1:35: Brooke Wendt
1:35-1:45: Mel Ponis
1:45-1:55: Peter Falanga

THURSDAY; December 6, 2012

1:15-1:25: Karena Bennett
1:25-1:35: Andre Fortes
1:35-1:45: Carmen Denison
1:45-1:55: Dustin Freemont

FRIDAY; December 7, 2012

1:05-1:15: Evangelina Owens
1:15-1:25: Mohammed Usrof
1:25-1:35: Lauren Heagerty
1:35-1:45: Marshall Astor
1:45-1:55: Kevin Smith
1:55-2:05: Dawn Stoppiello

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LECTURE: SHANNON MCWEENEY


Illustration by Post Typography

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

SHANNON MCWEENEY, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Oregon Health and Science University

“Visual and Statistical Thinking”
PNCA Main Building, room 204
Friday; November 16, 2012

lecture: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
lunch break: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Working at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and biology, Shannon McWeeney develops approaches to solve research bottlenecks and novel ways to visualize and interpret information. She is Head of the Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the Oregon Health and Science University, where she also serves as Director of the Knight Cancer Institute of Bioinformatics. In 2010, she was named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow by the National Academy of Science. In addition to her scientific work, she is a photographer and serves on the Board of Directors at the Newspace Center for Photography.

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LECTURE: CHRIS JONES


Photograph by Chris Jones

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

CHRIS JONES

“The Method is the Message”
PNCA Main Building, room 204
Friday; November 9, 2012

lecture: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
lunch break: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Q&A: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Chris Jones, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C., writes and lectures on the question of methodology in art. His practice includes photography and performative lectures featuring video, music, and spoken word. His work has been exhibited internationally.

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PNCA GRADUATE PECHA KUCHA @ The Museum of Contemporary Craft


Images, from left to right: Karena Bennett, Marshall Astor, Brooke Wendt, Peter Falanga

“WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?”

Wednesday; October 24, 2012
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a Pecha-Kucha with presentations from students in PNCA’s five graduate programs—Applied Craft + Design, Collaborative Design, CT+CR, Visual Studies, and the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies. Four students from each program will share rapid-fire presentations of 3 minutes and 20 seconds apiece on a common theme.

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LECTURE: LINDA WYSONG


Image: Backyard Conversations, South Waterfront AIR residency, June 2008 and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) Time-Based Art Festival 2008

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

LINDA WYSONG

“City as Site”
Friday; October 19, 2012
PNCA Main Building, room 204

Linda Wysong is an interdisciplinary environmental artist who has shown both nationally and internationally, in New York (Exit Art), San Francisco (Southern Exposure), Washington DC (National Building Museum), Rotterdam (Kunst en Complex), and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Educated at the University of Maryland, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Regional Initiative Grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; a Best City Project Award of Excellence from the Washington State Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration; and an AIA Citation Award for an art plan for the Steel Bridge Skate Park in collaboration with DAO Architects, Lango Hansen Landscape, and Grindline Design.

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LECTURE: KURT ANDERSEN


Image: http://amsterdamstoriesusa.wordpress.com/new-york-city-nieuw-amsterdam-2/studio-360-wnyc-kurt-andersen-01-2/

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

KURT ANDERSEN

Monday; October 15, 2012
PNCA Main Building, room 204

Kurt Andersen is the host of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360. He is the former Co-founder of Spy Magazine, along with E. Graydon Carter, as well as the former Editor-in-Chief of New York Magazine. He has been a writer and columnist for New York, The New Yorker, and Time Magazine, and was also the Architecture and Design Critic for Time for nine years. Andersen is the author of three novels, including Turn of the Century, a national best seller and New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Heyday, a New York Times Best Seller and winner of the 2007 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction; and, most recently, True Believers, which was released this past summer. He has contributed to numerous other books, such as Spark: How Creativity Works and Fields of Vision: The Photographs of John Vachon.

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LECTURE: HOWARD SILVERMAN


Fresh produce stalls in the renovated heritage building that houses the Early Morning Market, Durban, South Africa, 1995-present. iTRUMP (Inner Thekwini Regeneration & Urban Management Program). Locally sourced masonry units, concrete, steel, timber. © Dennis Gilbert, Working in Warwick. www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org

The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

HOWARD SILVERMAN

“Multimethodology for Humanitarian Design”
Friday; October 12, 2012
11:00-12:30: MoCC
1:30-3:00: CT+CR Headquarters

Formerly with Portland-based Ecotrust, Howard Silverman has worked in numerous areas, including food systems, fisheries and forestry, climate and energy, and ecosystem services. He utilizes numerous tools in his work, including systems thinking, scenario planning, spatial planning, market design, life-cycle assessment, online-offline participatory processes, and communities of practice. Projects have included SectionZ, Vivid Picture, People and Place, and Resilience & Transformation. His writings have appeared in Conservation Biology, Ecopsychology, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology as well as the Huffington Post, Shareable, and On the Commons. He blogs at Solving for Pattern.

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