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Visions of the NowStockholm Festival for Art and Technology (2 books box set)

 - Visions of the Now
Two-volume box set documenting a 2013 eponymous international festival reflecting on the impact of technologies in our present and future lives. Inspired by a seminal 1966 Stockholm festival, this event featured both lectures and artistic acts. The publication gathers the catalogue and proceedings of the 2013 event, archival materials, and includes unpublished correspondence by John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller, and texts by Alvin Lucier and Nam June Paik.
Initiated by Swedish artist Anna Lundh, “Visions of the Now” is a reconsideration of the 1966 Stockholm festival “Visioner av Nuet” (Visions of the Present), which aimed to examine the impact of technology on humanity, society, and art; half a century later, we are immersed in the technology that was still “new” in 1966. Lundh's project took place in 2013 and brought together international artists, musicians, theorists, and scientists for a three-day festival of lectures, panels, performances, sound pieces, installations, and screenings. What, it asked, are our current visions of the now, and how do we imagine the future?
This two-volume set marks the fiftieth anniversary of “Visioner av Nuet” and contains the catalogue and proceedings of the 2013 festival, new contributions by the invitees, and photo documentation. Archival material from the 1966 festival, with never-before-published correspondence with John Cage and Buckminster Fuller and texts by Alvin Lucier and Nam June Paik, is featured along with the connected history of the 1966 New York festival, 9 Evenings of Theatre and Engineering.
Edited by Anna Lundh and Julie Cirelli.
Contributions by Katja Aglert, Cecilia Åsberg, Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Rosi Braidotti, Tyler Coburn, Brian Droitcour, Mathew Dryhurst, Katarina Elvén, Luke Fischbeck (Lucky Dragons), Jacob Gaboury, Jennifer A. González, Goodiepal, Sanne Krogh Groth, Gry Worre Hallberg, Hannah Heilmann, Holly Herndon, Natalie Jerenijenko, Jacob Kirkegaard, Siri Landgren, Kristin Lucas, Magnus Larsson, Anna Lundh, Julie Martin, Astrida Neimanis, Laurel Ptak, Sten Ternström.

Graphic design: Konst & Teknik.
published in February 2018
English edition
23 x 34 cm (softcover, box set)
184 pages (100 ill.), photographs, letter
ISBN : 978-3-95679-262-5
EAN : 9783956792625
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Visions of the Now

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