Amsterdam, the Magic Center The (Lost) Art of Counterculture in the Stedelijk Museum

Calvin Duggan reflects on the irony of celebrating the ‘take-it-to-the-streets’ protests of the 60s and 70s in the neat packaging of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. He asks what we can learn from the re-materialisation of these artworks and the struggles they were a part of in such a space, and how they might help us to reflect on the ongoing struggles of the present day.

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Lights, Camera, Investigation A Roundtable Discussion on Research and/as Video-Making

How does making video differ from writing about it? What power do images and video-making tools have to change thoughts, or to think themselves? These questions motivated this virtual roundtable discussion between individuals with differing intellectual and professional relationships to video practice – a video artist, essayist, and documentarist.

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Loving the Earth Being posthuman in the Ecosexual Bathhouse

How is the relationship between human and nature defined through an installation which encourages its visitors to sexually stimulate a flower? How are these intimate acts troubled by questions of consent and hierarchy? Flora Woudstra examines this performance art piece by Pony Express as a strategy for achieving a state of posthumanity, questioning the very barriers it claims to overcome.

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