CTM Berlin

Friday, February 5, 2010, Club Transmediale, 3 pm, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9, Berlin
Cornelia and Holger Lund „Art as Party, Party as Art – From Warhols Exploding Plastic Inevitable to Today“

Music performance, projections, light shows, dancers, performative actions, participation, transgression, elimination of boundaries – the party unites many aesthetic and social demands of the artistic movements of the 1960s. In their lecture, the two art historians Cornelia and Holger Lund examine the entanglement between the phenomenon of the party and its culturally close relationship to music with contemporary art practices. Spanning the period from early audio-visual experiments of expanded cinema and the psychedelic movement of the 1960s, the happenings of the Fluxus movement and New York's pop art, up to today's club culture, they outline the role of the party as an experimental artistic space, where the concept of intermediality is central. On an aesthetic level, parties are centred on two key ideas: the accumulation of media and the intersection of media.