Fahim Amir

DRINKING THEORY - THE END OF TIME AND SPACE (AS WE KNOW IT) - AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP OF "THERE'S A TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING"

a lecture-performance by Fahim Amir (premiere/in english language)

[ LINK to ambient.vista catalogue]

[LINK to posters]

[ LECTURE-PERFORMANCE 16min mp4]

The city as ensemble of battle fields and sites of negotiation is subject of the lecture-performance, in which Amir weaves investigative processes and and dissonant soundscapes to a colourful carpet: Which rythm does the heart beat of the "Creative Class" follow? In which ways is the postmodern city sprawling? Is there a spacial regime of insurgence? Anyway, isn't contemporaenity a  colonial concept? An evening of theory-sampling of true running accuracy about customised war machines, fuzzy logic, earthed deterritorialisations and chronopolitics.

 

FAHIM AMIR's UK dates:

Reservoir Dogs and Other Worlds (paper presentation)
part of Subjectivity Conference Cardiff
27th June 08, 14.30-15.00

SpeedDataRadio (debating participant)
as part of LIFT Festival
1st of July 08, 18.00
The Lift, Southbank

Open Studio
as part of First Thursdays
3rd of July 08, 17.00-22.00
ambient.space Regent Studios Unit 76
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN

The End of Time and Space (as we know it)
lecture-performance
10th of July 08, 19.00
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate, SW1 7PQ

 

 

 


 

Fahim Amir is a Viennese theoretician and cultural producer with Afghan origins. Recently (2006/2007) he worked as dramatic adviser of spiel:platz at the dietheater Vienna. Here and elsewhere he realised artistic, theoretical, and post-disciplinary projects on self-organisation and critique of society in contemporary artistic and cultural productions. He was guest professor in the class for post-conceptual arts practices at the Academy of Fine Arts (2005/2006). During this time, he worked on post-operaistic approaches, theories of governmentality, post- and neo-marxism. He is involved in various collaborative practices in the field of art, theory and culture.