The Representation and Experience of Contemporaneity in and through Contemporary Arts Practice


The purpose of this project is to investigate contemporaneity as a defining condition of our historical present. Contemporaneity refers to the temporal complexity that follows from the coming together in the same cultural space of heterogeneous cultural clusters generated along different historical trajectories, across different scales, and in different localities. [...] The project will primarily concentrate on contemporary art and experimental artistic practice as its material with a particular interest in the role of contemporary media and computational technologies.

The project is led by Associate Professor Jacob Lund and Associate Professor Geoff Cox, with PhD fellows Camma Juel Jepsen, Anne Kølbæk Iversen, Johanne Løgstrup, and Postdoc Verina Gfader.

The Contemporary Condition is a research project at Aarhus University made possible by a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, and runs for three years from September 2015 to August 2018.



Machine Feeling - call for participation

2018.10.09 | Calls

Research Workshop, 14 – 16 Jan 2019, University of Cambridge, and at transmediale, 30 Jan – 2 Feb 2019, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Call deadline 31 Oct 2018.

Professeur invité at Université Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint-Denis

2018.10.02 | Research

Jacob Lund will be at Université Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint-Denis in November, affiliated with the research programme Littérature, histoires, esthétiqueesthetique

Three new books in our series

2018.08.20 | Publication

There are now 10 books published - with new ones by Margaret-Ann Hutton, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, a.o. - and with more to come. Image by Aaron Mosby.


Wed 09 Jan
00:00-00:00 | Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris
Marx, Temporality, History
Keynote lecture by Jacob Lund at the PhD seminar “Marx Re-visited”, as part of "Text, Image, Sound, Space" Norwegian doctoral school in the Humanities.
Mon 14 Jan
10:00-17:00 | CRASSH, University of Cambridge
Machine Feeling
Research workshop Organized by Aarhus University (Geoff Cox & Christian Ulrik Andersen), transmediale – festival for art and digital culture, and Cambridge Digital Humanities Learning Programme, University of Cambridge (Anne Alexander), including public talks by Matteo Pasquinelli and Jennifer Gabrys.