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Utopian talk-show line-up, 2012-14


Collaborating organisations: Eastside Projects, Birmingham / ICIA, Bath / University of the West of England, Bristol / Pro QM, Berlin / Errant Bodies, Berlin / Bilgi University, Istanbul / ResArc, Malmo University and Moderna Museet, Malmo 

Event: A talk-show line-up of invited protagonists choose and read passages from science fiction to critical texts according to the rules of an MC. Read in rapid-fire format the spoken texts imagine and attend to the ‘architecture’ of utopia. A line-up table is transformed by a graphic framework, a page from the book Beyond Utopia rescaled and now occupied by readers and objects staging the table as a discursive territory. Each event will be hosted by a partner organization tying into and developing networks of utopian thinkers in the organisation’s locality. Selected video clips of the readings from each event are uploaded onto an online site forming an anthology of the Utopian talk-show line-up series. The anthology will evolve, acting as a testimony to the collective desire to imagine difference. The structure of the event is inspired by the Wooster Group’s ‘L.S.D. (…Just the High Points…)’ 1984-5.

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