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Art / Chinese Avant-Garde / Cultural Politics / EU-East Asia relations / German / Sino-German Relations

The Berlin transmediale is, to my knowledge, one of the very best annual conferences (a “convergence” is more the appropriate word) which exist on Planet Earth.  I was very fortunate to have been able to attend the 2011 sessions, where, among other things, I was able to learn about “book sprints” (whereby a book, having been researched, is collectively authored and printed by 5 or 6 people in three or four days in a single […]

Transmediale Infusion

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Art / Cello / Chinese Avant-Garde / Cultural Politics / East Asian modernity / 新闻自由

One of the beauties of living in an existence torn between the 19th century (hemmed by Prussian systems, Schumannian aufschwungen, the epistolary desire) and the 21st century (all the while examining the positive wreckage of the 20th century) is that occasionally you can show up in the 21st century — in the present! — and just be there.  And, perchance, to dream about the future…to update yourself, to find genres interfolding, mash-ups going under, quixotic […]