Martha Rosler: Art & Social Life; The Case of Video Art
The Seminar with Martha Rosler takes place in the context of unitednationsplaza December 10–15, 2006
It explores the media history of the 60'ties and 70'ties which offered the hope of social transformation through art, activism, and community interventions. The seminar deals with what kind of issues and moments can be adapted for visionary impulses in current video art.
unitednationsplaza is exhibition as school. Structured as a seminar/residency program in the city of Berlin, it will involve collaboration with approximately 60 artists, writers, theorists and a wide range of audiences for a period of one year. In the tradition of Free Universities, most of its events will be open to all those interested to take part.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.