“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, October 23, 2015

Olafur Eliasson and Tim Morton in Copenhagen

Yes. We are doing another gig! It will be at the documentary film festival that Olafur is curating with Naomi Klein, whom I'm so keen to meet. It will be on November 10, in the evening, 7pm I think. But I'm not sure exactly where.

The film festival is called CPH:DOX.

We will be at CPH:CONFERENCE.

And this is the page describing what we're up to.

“Meet Olafur Eliasson in a conversation with one of modern philosophy's most interesting minds, Timothy Morton. As a philosopher, Morton is an exponent of object-oriented ontology and has among other things earned much attention for his book 'Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the end of the World' (2013). He is central to the post-humanistic eco-criticism and has, on the more personal end of the spectrum, among other things published a private correspondence with Icelandic Björk. Eliasson and Morton have many overlapping interests, including the question of man's evolving relationship to nature and, in a wider perspective, the role of art in such a society. Meet the two men for a special night, where everything – or at least a lot – can happen, but above all for a night with two people in free associative fall through everything from planet scale death drive via deep ecology to anthropocentric copyright control.”

“Planet scale death drive”!!! I think I said that in Stockholm...

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