June 26 2017

Video-Flashback #8 – Timotheus Vermeulen “Knock Knock - Who’s There?”

Media and Communications professor at University of Oslo and co-founder of “Notes on Metamodernism” Timotheus Vermeulen states that our current cultural condition, with its return of modernist tropes in postmodern practices, can be described as metamodernism. The talk will discuss this concept by taking a closer look at the most postmodern of all metaphors: a shopping mall with no windows, hermetically closed off from the outside world, in other words, a simulacrum. It will be argued that art and culture intervene in the mall’s ecology by painting windows on the mall’s walls which depict an outside they are not sure, and cannot be sure, exists.

Under the patronage of

Deutsche UNESCO Kommission

Supported by

Thüringen

Organized by

Media and event partners

brand eins
Bauwelt
Taz
Kulturaustausch
ZKM
Uni Weimar