THE CONTEMPORARY CONDITION

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

About

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.

 

News

Documentation of recent talks by Jacob Lund available online

2018.01.03 | Events

Jacob Lund, Contemporaneity, Anachrony and Historical Imagination, as part of KuvA Research Days, December 2017, Helsinki. http://www.uniarts.fi/en/uniartstv/kuva-research-days-jakob-lund-contemporaneity-anachrony-and-historical-imagination Jacob Lund, Trans-individuation and Artistic Re-appropriation of the Medium's Milieu, as part of The…

New book by Verina Gfader - Cloud Chamber

2017.11.28 | Publication

Inspired by The Guests 做东 for the 11th Shanghai Biennale, with contributions by Nikos Papastergiadis, Rebecca Carson, Sarat Maharaj, Tess Maunder, Simon Roy Christensen, Liu Tian, Chang Tsong-zung, Raqs Media Collective, Masanao Abe, Nabuqi and The Guests.

Review of TCC book series by Rikke Hansen, in Art Monthly 408: Jul-Aug 2017

2017.07.07 | Media coverage

“Each publication reads like a chapter dreaming of becoming something longer. Or, alternatively, a book dreaming of becoming an essay. It occupies a middle space.”

Events

Wed 24 Jan
16:00-18:00 | Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, UK
Time for Critical Code Studies: software studies and contemporaneity
Talk by Geoff Cox, as part of Sociology research seminars
Mon 29 Jan
12:00-18:00 | Brandenburg Center for Media Studies – ZeM & Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin
Research Values
Research/PhD Workshop in the context of transmediale 2018
Fri 02 Feb
10:00-18:00 | University of Bologna, Italy
Dematerialization in the Contemporary present
Talk by Jacob Lund as part of Arte Fiera 2018
Wed 11 Apr
18:00-18:00 | University of Plymouth, UK
Artistic Research Will Eat Itself
9th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research