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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, Ryan Nolan, 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 from 2015 to 2019.



Futures of the Contemporary: Contemporaneity, Untimeliness, and Artistic Research

2019.08.21 | Publication

New book in the Orpheus Institute Series (Leiden University Press), edited by Paulo de Assis and Michael Schwab, with contributions by Jacob Lund, Geoff Cox, Ryan Nolan...

DATA browser book series published by Open Humanities Press

2019.01.21 | Calls

Call for proposals: Please send an initial expression of interest (up to 300 words) to the series editors outlining your ideas for an edited volume. The deadline is March 1, 2019, email: info@data-browser.net.

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.


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