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Vampire in the Infrastructure: On Knowledge, Mediation and Speculative Negativity

Marina Vishmidt

Friday, 6.7.2018

In English
Moderation: Sebastian Köthe

This talk will attempt to find a syncopation between negativity and figuration, both as ways of re-interpreting critical concepts of mediation in the formation of conceptual and aesthetic experience, and as ways of thinking about what to do in or with the institutions and infrastructures of contemporary art and academia today.


Marina Vishmidt is a writer and editor. She teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London and at the Dutch Art Institute. Her work has appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Ephemera, Afterall, Journal of Cultural Economy, Australian Feminist Studies, and Radical Philosophy, among others, as well as a number of edited volumes. She is the co-author of Reproducing Autonomy (with Kerstin Stakemeier, Mute, 2016), and is currently completing the monograph Speculation as a Mode of Production (Brill, 2018). She is a member of the Marxism in Culture collective and is on the board of the New Perspectives on the Critical Theory of Society series (Bloomsbury Academic).