ARIA (Algo-Rhythmic Ideation Assembly)

22. 08. 2023—23. 08. 2023
Adults, Students, Seniors
ARIA (Algo-Rhythmic Ideation Assembly)

ARIA (Algo-Rhythmic Ideation Assembly) is a summer school designed as a role-playing game that takes place through the lens of a fiction-theory narrative. Bringing together artists, critical thinkers, and experts from diverse fields ARIA explores theoretical, artistic, and curatorial approaches to imagining, crafting, and inhabiting alternative futures in the context of a changing planetary ecology.

Speakers: Florin Flueras, Michael Marder, Špela Petrič, Protektorama toxica, JP Raether, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, Simon Speiser, Subash Thebe Limbu, Lea Vene and Lovro Japundžić

Alongside the workshops for selected participants, ARIA also offers a two-day programme of lectures, discussions, and a film screening, that is open to the public.

22 August

Florin Flueras: Unsorcery, practiced concepts

Unsorcery composes and explores ways of sorcery that can eventually surpass or undo some of the contemporary realities and subjectivities. Unsorcery was an environment in which Alina Popa and Florin Flueras were working together around the concepts Life Programing, Artworlds, Second Body, Dead Thinking, Eternal Feeding, Black Hyperbox, End Dream.

Curating and Worldbuilding Practice

Speakers: Florin Flueras, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, JP Raether, Lea Vene, Lovro Japundžić
Moderated by Tjaša Pogačar, Brandon Rosenbluth

Subash Thebe Limbu: Ningwasum

Set in an Indigenous Yakthung nation in Nepal, Ningwasum follows two time-travellers, Miksam and Mingsoma, who return to the present from a future where interplanetary civilisations are thriving and living sustainably by adopting Indigenous knowledge and technology. Limbu has theorised his approach to science fiction as ‘Adivasi Futurism’: a space where Nepalese Indigenous people and artists can imagine themselves in a future of their own making, driven by their culture and traditions.

23 August

Špela Petrič: "The Auf Wieder Schnitzel Tasted Like Infrastructures of Care" – Field Notes from Performative Ethnographies

The talk will address various current (horti/agri)cultural technologies to critically analyse the tropes of food scarcity, peak soil, colonisation of Mars, and other ideological shorthands that are shaping imaginations about futures.

Michael Marder: Disentangling the Phoenix Complex

The talk will travel through the mechanisms of natural and social reproduction and replication, especially those ingrained in our individual and collective lives. Along the way, we will survey and explore the limits, both internal and external, to the seamless phoenix-like reconstitution of the same (organism, psyche, society, environment) across the gap of death, total destruction and devastation.

Anthropoforming For a Weird Planet

Speakers: Michael Marder, Špela Petrič, Protektorama toxica, Simon Speiser
Moderated by Tjaša Pogačar, Brandon Rosenbluth

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Free admission

Curated by Tjaša Pogačar, Brandon Rosenbluth, Production: Projekt Atol, In collaboration with: MGML/Cukrarna Gallery, Šum Journal, Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Public Affairs, the City of Ljubljana, Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory
ARIA is organized as part of the More-than-Planet project and co-funded by the European Union.