Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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16-18 MAR 2018

All the events are held in English.
Inside & Outside the OCC
What is UbuWeb? Is an archive capable to propose a different sort of art history? 3 days of talks and workshops in order to explore this and other shadow libraries.
Free entrance to all the events, on a strictly first come, first served basis.

The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before the event.

Reservation is required for all the workshops
and the symposium Authoring at the Digital Age
held at the Onassis Library.
In an age where public libraries are an endangered institution, media collections run by amateur librarians emerge as new, vital topographies of sharing. UbuWeb, a web-based educational archive founded by Kenneth Goldsmith in 1996, proposes a different sort of art history. It provides free and unrestricted access to a remarkable, idiosyncratic collection of film and video art, critical documents and essays, sound poetry and art recordings, among many other unclassifiable strands of the avant-garde.

We believe that the Ubuweb has a special meaning for Greece today, as it highlighted, through its spartan, low-bandwidth distribution, important questions regarding the notion of the periphery in an interconnected globalised world.

Through talks and workshops Ubuweb in Athens proposes to explore the uses of the archive in regards to artistic production, and examine Ubuweb and other shadow libraries, through the lens of its users and makers.


PROGRAMME (see below links for each event)

Friday 16 March
15:00-18:00 | Romantso
Workshop with David Desrimais: Archiving in Style, Part 1
20:00-24:00| Exhibition Hall –1 | OCC - Athens
Opening of the exhibition Top Tens and 24h Ubu screenings
21:00 | Upper Stage | OCC - Athens
Performance by Kenneth Goldsmith: The Ideal Lecture (In Memory of David Antin)
 
Saturday 17 March
00:00-20:00| Exhibition Hall –1 | OCC - Athens
Top Tens Exhibition and 24h Ubu screenings
11:00-14:00 | Exhibition Hall –1 | OCC - Athens
Workshop with Steve McLaughlin: Large-scale digital preservation under adversarial conditions
14:00-17:00 | Exhibition Hall –1 | OCC - Athens
Workshop with Dina Kelberman: RULES! A fun time with Dina Kelberman
18:00-21:00 | National Museum of Contemporary Art – EMST
Symposium: Shadow Libraries
 
Sunday 18 March
12:00-20:00| Exhibition Hall –1 | OCC - Athens
Top Tens Exhibition and 24h Ubu screenings
15:00-18:00 | Exhibition Hall | OCC - Athens
Workshop with PEOPLE LIKE US (Vicki Bennett): Exquisite Corpse
18:00-21:00 | Onassis Library
Symposium: Authoring in the Digital Age
22:00-23:00 | Greek Film Archive Foundation
Audiovisual performance with PEOPLE LIKE US (Vicki Bennett): The Mirror

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Curated by: Ilan Manouach, Kenneth Goldsmith
Coordinated by: Pasqua Vorgia
Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

Participants (talks and workshops): Dušan Barok, Vicki Bennett, David Desrimais, Craig Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dina Kelberman, Marcell Mars, Tom McCarthy, Steve McLaughlin, Emily Segal, Cornelia Sollfrank, Peter Sunde, Prodromos Tsiavos

TopTens exhibition curated by: Elpida Karaba
Participants (TopTens): Konstantinos Dagritzikos, Maria F. Dolores, Daphne Dragona, Enterprise Projects, Sozita Goudouna, hiboux architecture & Alkis Hadjiandreou, Marika Konstantinidou, Jenny Kountouri Tsiami, Galini Notti, Danae Stefanou

Algorithmic selection for 24h Ubu designed by: Heracles Papatheodorou

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Ilan Manouach
Ilan Manouach (born 1980) is an artist with a specific interest in conceptual comics and works additionally as a book publisher as well as frequently performs as a musician. In comics, he is mostly known for the unsigned and illegal comic book appropriations such as Katz, Noirs and Tintin Akei Kongo, and the texts supplementing these editions. His theoretical research articulates a proposal for an unacknowledged documentation of conceptual comics that provides the resonating chamber for these works, and a springboard for establishing the conditions for an affective lineage between similarly minded practitioners. He is currently a phd candidate at the New Media Dept of the Aalto University in Helsinki where he conducts a doctorate research about Shapereader, a tactile system of communication initially designed for the purposes of visually impaired subjects that promotes an embodied linguistic experience.

Kenneth Goldsmith
Kenneth Goldsmith (born 1961) is an American poet. His writing has been called some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry by Publishers Weekly. He is the founding editor of UbuWeb and is a senior editor of PennSound at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches. He hosted a weekly radio show at WFMU from 1995 until June 2010. He has published many books of poetry, notably Fidget, Soliloquy, Day and his American trilogy. He is the editor of the I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which is the basis for an opera, Trans-Warhol, that premiered in Geneva in 2007. In 2011, he co-edited with Craig Dworkin the book Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing and published a book of essays entitled Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age. In 2013, he was appointed the Museum of Modern Art's first poet laureate.
PARALLEL EVENTS

16 - 18 Mar 2018

Exhibition Hall & Upper Stage
Free admission with entrance tickets.

The video programme of the exhibition Top Tens and 24h Ubu screening contains graphic imagery. Parent/adult discretion is advised.

VISUAL ARTS

"Top Tens" exhibition, "24h Ubu" and Kenneth Goldsmith's performance UbuWeb in Athens

18 Mar 2018

22:00 Greek Film Archive Foundation (48, Iera Odos & 134-136 Megalou Alexandrou Str.)
Free admission
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before the event.

VISUAL ARTS

Performance with PEOPLE LIKE US (Vicki Bennett): "The Mirror" UbuWeb in Athens

17 Mar 2018

18:00 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) | Kallirrois Ave. & Amvr. Frantzi Street (former FIX factory)
Free admission
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before the event.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Symposium: "Shadow Libraries" UbuWeb in Athens

18 Mar 2018

18:00 Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Free admission. Reservation is required. For reservations, please contact infotickets@sgt.gr (providing name, surname and mobile phone number)

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Symposium: "Authoring in the Digital Age" UbuWeb in Athens

17 Mar 2018

11:00 Exhibition Hall
Participation cost: Free

ADULTS

Workshop with Steven McLaughlin: Large-scale digital preservation under adversarial conditions

16 Mar 2018

15:00 Outside the OCC
Participation cost: Free

ADULTS

Workshop with David Desrimais: Archiving in Style, Part 1

17 Mar 2018

14:00 Exhibition Hall
Participation cost: Free

ADULTS

Workshop: RULES! A fun time with Dina Kelberman

18 Mar 2018

15:00 Exhibition Hall
Participation cost: Free

ADULTS

Workshop with PEOPLE LIKE US (Vicki Bennett): Exquisite Corpse

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