Lines+Nodes: Media, Infrastructure, Aesthetics: 2014

I collaborated with colleagues from NYU and SUNY Stony Brook to organize a one-day symposium and three-day screening series (hosted at Anthology Film Archives) that bring together artists and scholars to examine the mediated and aesthetic dimensions of extraction and infrastructure. In the last decade, we have seen an explosion of artistic and scholarly interest in resource extraction, its cultural geographies, and the infrastructures that support it. We convene this event to interrogate the relationships between the representations of such dynamics and the larger forces that they condense: globalization, transmission, digitization, territorialization, labor migration, displacement, sustainability, security.