January 22, 2018

Open call: SAAS-FEE Summer Institute of Art, Los Angeles

Otis College of Art and Design

Ming Wong public lecture, SFSIA Berlin, 2017.

Hosted by Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles with participation of the MA Aesthetics and Politics, School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia.

This year’s rendition of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) entitled “Art and Politics in the Age of Cognitive Capitalism” will concern new sites of artistic laboring in the age of Cognitive Capitalism in which the mind and brain are the new factories of the 21st Century. This special edition of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art is hosted by Otis College of Art and Design at their Los Angeles campus, with participation of the MA Aesthetics and Politics program in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts. It will understand the consequences for artistic production created by this paradigm shift. Three topics will form the core interests of the academy: immaterial labor and performance, epigenesis and neural plasticity, artificial intelligence. Essential for us is Gilles Deleuze’s idea, developed in his Cinema 2: The Time-Image, that new circuits in art mean new circuits in the brain, too.

Faculty includes:
Warren Neidich, Founding Director and Barry Schwabsky, Co-director

Alva Noë, Andrew Culp, Antonia Majaca, Arne De Boever, Bruce Wexler, Candice Lin, Ed Finn, Eleanor Kaufman, Elena Agudio, Florencia Portocarrero, Graham Harman, Jason Smith, Jennifer Teets, Johanna Drucker, John Welchman, Juli Carson, N. Katherine Hayles, Nima Bassiri, Renee Petropoulos, Reza Negarestani, Sanford Kwinter, Suparna Choudhury

Please go to the application submission for details on how to apply. For more information please contact Sarah Beadle, Director of Administration at info [​at​]

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