Imaginaries of the Future @ The Main Museum, Los Angeles [13 March]

Imaginaries of the Future

09:30 - 18:00

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The Main Museum
114 W 4th St, Los Angeles, California 90013
How can we move beyond the territorialized and rigid formation of traditional identities to speak instead of unfolding identities engaged in multiple simultaneous processes of collective becoming? How does migration contribute to the construction of new and unfolding imaginaries of the future? How do we imagine our survival?

Reflecting on these questions, artist Beatriz Cortez has organized a symposium to foster an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and imaginaries of possible futures. Engaging a multicultural group of philosophers, cultural critics, art historians, political theorists, and artists, conversations will unpack the future as a concept that contains potentialities for the construction of nomadic collective subjectivities across borders, cultures, space, and time.

This two-day event will take place at California State University, Northridge on Monday, March 12, and at Beta Main on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.


9:30 – 10:30am
Welcoming Remarks / Bienvenida
Beatriz Cortez, California State University Northridge

Video / Performance:
Nao Bustamante, University of Southern California, Roski School of Art
«Silver and Gold»
«Plata y oro»

10:30 – 11:30am
Yountae An, California State University, Northridge
«Abyssal Becoming: Creolizing Future from the Archipelago»
«Devenir abismal: la Creolización futura desde el Archipiélago»

Pablo José Ramírez, Independent Curator
«A Vibrant Silence (Infrasound and Ethno-Futurability)»
«Un silencio vibrante (infrasonido y etno-futurabilidad)»

11:30am – 12:30pm
Kang Seung Lee, Independent Artist
«Untitled (Derek Jarman's Garden): A Reflection about Disease, Death, and Survival»
«Sin título (El jardín de Derek Jarman): Una reflección sobre la enfermedad, la muerte y la sobrevivencia»

Beatriz Cortez, California State University, Northridge
«The Memory of Plants: Genetics, Migration, and the Construction of the Future»
«La memoria de las plantas: Genética, migración y la construcción del futuro»

12:30 – 2:00pm
Break for lunch / Receso para el almuerzo

2:00 – 3:30pm
Ricardo Roque Baldovinos, Universidad Centroamericana «José Simeón Cañas,» El Salvador
«Pensar la ciudad del futuro, las paradojas del proyecto urbano de la modernización autoritaria en El Salvador»
«To Imagine the City of the Future, Paradozes of the Urban Project of Authoritarian Modernization in El Salvador»

Douglas Carranza Mena, California State University, Northridge:
«Imaginaries of Space and the Construction of the Future»
«Imaginarios del espacio y la construcción del futuro»

Nancy Perez, Arizona State University:
«Thinking through the Figure of the (mother's) Body and Its Labor»
«Pensando a través de la figura del cuerpo (de la madre) y de su trabajo»

3:30 – 4:30pm
Andy Campbell, University of Southern California, Roski School of Art
«Trust: Probable, Public»
«La confianza: Probable, pública»

Héctor Leyva, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
«El Arte de Adán Vallecillo: Una mirada posthumana en los mundos hiperdegradados»
«The Works of Adán Vallecillo: A Posthuman Look at the Hyperdegraded Worlds»

4:30 – 5:00pm

5:00 – 6:00pm
Pavithra Prasad, California State University, Northridge
«Notes on Terrestrial Performance of Outer Space»
«Notas sobre el Performance Terrestre en el Espacio Exterior»

Rigo23, Independent Artist
"¿Dónde vive el futuro?"
«Where Does the Future Live?»

Imaginaries of the Future is made possible thanks to the support by the Department of Central American Studies and the Central American Research and Policy Institute (CARPI) at California State University, Northridge and The Main Museum in Los Angeles.
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