Lines and Nodes: Infrastructure, Media and Aesthetics

Symposium + Film Series
September 1921, 2014, New York
A three-day event gathering together artists, scholars and curators examining the mediated and aesthetic dimensions of human-made infrastructures that shape almost every aspect of modern life.  Exploring data centers, oil pipelines, securitized border zones, waste treatment plants and more, 12 presentations and 17 films ask the question: what are the juridical, economic, bio-political and aesthetic dimensions of our accelerating age of extraction and consumption?
Featured are a keynote lecture and screening by Swiss filmmaker Ursula Biemann, and a rare screening of Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1967 documentary The Path of Oil.
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Lines and Nodes is supported by a grant from the New York University Arts Council, with additional support from the NYU Metropolitan Studies Program; the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute; and the NYU Departments of English; Social and Cultural Analysis; and Media, Culture and Communication.

By Lena Felde

Lena is the Treasurer of Cultura21 Germany. She is studying Cultural Sciences (Mag. Art.) at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.