Prologue for the Uncreated
In his keynote lecture to the symposium "building community," Dejan Lukić, PhD, Professor of Art Writing, School of Visual Arts, NYC, will address these questions: What is a community? What is an encounter? What is dialogue, human and nonhuman? What is our present way of living together? Can we imagine other ways of living in community?
Today, in a world of absolute fragmentation, this last question has become the most difficult thought possible. Radical visions can no longer be constructed upon grand narratives, the traditional philosophical approach. Instead we need a new language, a syntax of fractal multitude. Sources and inspirations for a new vision of community can be discovered in the writings and artworks of those who dare to imagine alternate realities. Once we have new dreams, we can evaluate them with sharper precisions and build them out with concrete scaffolding-- test and fit them into this present world. Lacking new visions, we have one alternative: to burn in the present dream-- one that none of us actually brought into existence, yet which we move through, passively, like apparitions, convincing ourselves that it is the only real one.
Tues Aug 27: "Prologue for the Uncreated"
10:15-10:25 Peter Lynch, introduction to Dejan Lukić
10:25-11:25 Dejan Lukić, lecture "Prologue for the Uncreated"
11:25-11:40 Pernilla Glaser, respondent
for complete schedule of "building community" symposium and workshop, Aug 27/ 28 / 29, visit https://nav.confetti.events/building-community