Speculative Realities (Blowup Reader 6)
'Speculative Realities', part of the series of Blowup readers, collects several text and interviews connected to the Speculative Realities exhibition of 2012. (Free Download)
This eBook, the sixth in the series of Blowup Readers released by V2_, explores the significance of the recent philosophic movements known as Object-Oriented Ontology and Speculative Realism for the visual and media arts. The ebook was edited in connection to the Speculative Realities exhibition.
Two artists and one collaborative duo were commissioned to make new artworks reflecting broadly on concepts within Object-Oriented Ontology and Speculative Realism. The artists were Tuur van Balen & Revital Cohen, Cheryl Field, and Karolina Sobecka.
To supplement the descriptions of the works and brief interviews with the artists in this eBook, three new interviews were commissioned. Sven Lütticken was interviewed by Rachel O’Reilly, Jussi Parikka was interviewed by Michael Dieter, and Rick Dolphijn was interviewed by Michelle Kasprzak.
The exhibition took place from December 8, 2012 until January 11, 2013 at Roodkapje, Meent 133, Rotterdam.
1. Introduction & Curatorial Statement by Michelle Kasprzak
2. Blowup: Speculative Realities – Concept, list of works and descriptions
3. Interview with the commissioned artists by Michelle Kasprzak
4. New Materialism and Non-Humanisation, Jussi Parikka interviewed by Michael Dieter
5. The Techniques of Existence, Unforeseen, Rick Dolphijn interviewed by Michelle Kasprzak
6. Art History’s Objects, Sven Lütticken interviewed by Rachel O’Reilly
January 2013, Rotterdam. Copyright of the texts resides with the authors.
Blowup is a series of events and exhibitions that explore contemporary questions from multiple viewpoints. Blowup zooms in on ideas, bringing into focus clear pictures of how art, design, philosophy, and technology are transforming our lives – or reinforcing the status quo.
Blowup is curated by Michelle Kasprzak.
Blowup design by Arjen de Jong (Buro Duplex).
Photographs by Jan Nass.
Contributions by Cohen Van Balen, Michael Dieter, Rick Dolphijn, Cheryl Field, Michelle Kasprzak, Sven Lütticken, Rachel O’Reilly, Jussi Parikka, Karolina Sobecka.