BAI Online Program
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Habib William Kherbek is the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets (Arcadia Missa, 2013) and ULTRALIFE (Arcadia Missa, 2016), New Adventures (left gallery, 2020), and Best Practices (Moist Books, 2021). His video-poem playlist/collection/reading, retrodiction (2016), was released by left gallery. Other poetry collections include Everyday Luxuries (Arcadia Missa, 2018), and 26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2018). Twenty Terrifying Tales from Our Technofeudal Tomorrow, a short story collection, was published by Arcadia Missa in 2021, and Still Dancing, an art book Kherbek curated and contributed images to, was published by TLTR Press in the same year. Abstract Supply (London) will release Kherbek’s collected art writings, entitled Entropia, in 2022. He was the recipient of a research fellowship from the Sandberg Institute in 2020 during which time he wrote Technofeudalism Rising (left gallery, 2021). He is currently a fellow at the 0x Salon based at Trust in Berlin. His writing has appeared in the award-winning Block Magazine, Tank Magazine, Rhizome.org, Berlin Art Link, MAP, Flash Art, Spike Magazine, Sleek, Samizdat, AQNB, and a number of other publications. His Ph.D. is from the University of London, Birkbeck (2014). Kherbek produces music under the name dirtagnan, and oversees a subscription-only fashion project entitled HabibWear.
Ecology of Secrets (2013)
Pull Factor (2016)
Everyday Luxuries (2018)
26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (2018)
New Adventures (2020)
Twenty Terrifying Tales from Our Technofeudal Tomorrow (2021)
Technofeudalism Rising (2021)
Best Practices (2021)
Still Dancing (2021)
black pillows (2021)
Entropia: The Childhood of a Critic (2022)
Online Seminar TELEMATIC ART AND PERFORMANCE: THE FUTURE IN HISTORY by Habib William Kherbek
“A series of workshops, readings, and discussions (perhaps even a performance) considering the legacy, evolution, and diversity of telematic art. Workshops/seminars will consider the technological aspects of telematic art, the temporal aspect, the historical positioning of the form, and emerging methodologies and practices. The history of telematic art is deeply enmeshed with the contemporary history of technology and its intersection with politics. Thus, the course will also explore the ways in which technology, policy-making and art have intersected over the decades during which telematic art matured as a form. Discussions will also consider how emerging cultural forms like LARP (live action role play) and MMPORG (massive multiplayer online roleplaying games) have borrowed from and inform contemporary telematic art. The advent of ubiquitous online meeting platforms will also be considered as a medium for and subject matter of telematic art. Participants will be asked to develop a proposal for a telematic art project over the course of the sessions for submission on the last meeting of class at which a panel of contemporary artists will consider the submissions and potentially offer opportunities for realising selected projects.” (Text & photo by courtesy of Habib William Kherbek, photo: Habib William Kherbek during his lecture at BAI, April 2019)
- Participants will gain a robust understanding of the history and tenets of telematic art.
- Participants will develop research, planning, and writing skills over the course of sessions.
- The course will offer significant opportunities for networking between participants and with practicing artists outside the course.
- Art historical subjects will be treated in some detail, offering insight into the ways in which the discipline has accommodated and contextualised telematic practice.
- Readings will include major works from fields including cybernetics, art theory, media theory, and philosophy.
- Participants will be offered personal attention from the tutor.
- In-course feedback will offer opportunities to enhance presentation and speaking skills.
- Subjects in technology, including telecoms, social media, and gaming will be treated in detail so that participants can engage, discuss and research these topics with confidence.
Min. seats: 5 | Max. seats: 30 | Language: English
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Recording of Live Sessions
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Access to content
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