Curator Tour and Discussion with Annet Dekker and David Garcia (1)

Friday 3 March / 2pm / FACT Foyer and FACTLab / FREE, booking required 

 

Join Annet Dekker and David Garcia, curators of How much of this is fiction., for a tour of FACT’s ambitious new exhibition, followed by an informal discussion in FACTLab. Find out more about the concepts behind the works exploring the radical shift in boundary between fiction and reality, in a world increasingly governed by ‘post-truth’ politics.

 

Annet Dekker is an independent researcher and curator. She is currently Assistant Professor of Media Studies: Archival Science at the University of Amsterdam and Visiting Lecturer at London South Bank University. Previously Annet worked as Researcher Digital Preservation at Tate, London, core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (Master Media Design and Communication, Networked Media and Lens-Based Media). She was also Programme Manager at Virtueel Platform, and Head of Exhibitions, Education and Artists-in-residence at the Netherlands Media Art Institute.

 

In 2014, she completed her PhD. Enabling the Future, or How to Survive FOREVER; a study of networks, processes and ambiguity in net art and the need for an expanded practice of conservation, at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London.

 

David Garcia is an artist, writer and curator who has pioneered new forms of public research combining art, media and politics, through a series of events, most notably Next 5 Minutes. In 1990s With Geert Lovink he identified “Tactical Media” as a distinctive cultural and political movement and later went on to co-found, with Dutch Media theorist Eric Kluitenberg, the award winning Tactical Media Files, an online repository of Tactical Media materials past and present. With Kluitenberg he is also co-editing an Anthology of Tactical Media for MIT Press. He is Professor of Digital Arts and Media Activism at Bournemouth University.

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