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Infrastructural Sensibilities - Lecture by Ina Blom
This lecture will present La Monte
Young’s groundbreaking Composition
1960 #10 (Draw A Straight Line And
Follow It), and the various permutations
it engendered, across media
and contexts, as a turning point in
the longer history of straight lines in
modern art and their relation to wider
infrastructural conditions and changes.
The argument is that Young’s work
introduces a new and distinct form of
infrastructural sensibility that may ultimately
provide some points toward
an archeology of a contemporaneity
oriented around sensorial synchronization
or alignment.

Ina Blom is a professor at the Department
of Philosophy, Classics, History
of Art and Ideas at the University of
Oslo and Wigeland Visiting Professor
in the Department of Art History,
University of Chicago. Recent books
include The Autobiography of Video.
The Life and Times of a Memory Technology
(New York: Sternberg Press,
2016), On the Style Site. Art, Sociality
and Media Culture (New York: Sternberg
Press, 2007/2009) as well as the
edited volumes Memory in Motion.
Archives, Technology and the Social
(Amsterdam University Press, 2016)
and Raoul Hausmann et les avant-gardes
(Paris: Les presses du réel, 2014)

Feb 24, 2021 09:00 AM in Copenhagen

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