Alexandra Dementieva in LASER Talk on Cosmos and Chaos

Join an online conversation of the contributors of February’s upcoming special English-Russian special issue of Leonardo journal, “COSMOS and CHAOS,” created in collaboration with CYFEST international media art festival. Alexandra Dementieva will be one of the participants. This conversation will bring together artists, scientists, researchers and art historians from art institutions, associations, museums and universities across the world: IAA SETI Permanent Committee, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space, Concordia University, CYLAND MediaArtLab, Kolodzei Art Foundation, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg State University,… Read More

Leonardo Reviews: Curating as Ethics

In this month’s issue of Leonardo Reviews I discuss Curating as Ethics by Jean-Paul Martinon. In an attempt to define these ethics, Martinon introduces the act of ‘curating philosophy’ which I think would possibly have been a better title for his book. Find the full review here.

Entre chien et loup

One of the first things I was invited to do last year when I started teaching at ESADHaR in Rouen was to replace someone for the opening lecture of the conference Strategies abstraites de la peinture contemporaine. The proceedings of this conference, which was organised in collaboration with the institute Acte (EA 7539 Art, création, théorie, esthétique), École des arts, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, are now published. Sara Bomans, Mini’s !, 2019 (mur du “musée” :31x23cm ; hauteur petite sculpture au premier plan : 6,7cm). Stijn Cole, Mont Ventoux 14/04/2019 à 12h10… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva at Laser Talks

  On Saturday 12 September Alexandra Dementieva takes part in the launch by Leonardo/ISAST and the CYLAND MediaArtLab of Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous St Petersburg in conjunction with the CYFEST 13 Festival theme Chaos and Cosmos. With as its subjectThe Cosmos above us and the touchscreen in front of us, this LASER will present “out of this world” artists and scientists as a preview to the upcoming festival and the Leonardo journal on Space Arts in English and Russian. Participants of this discussion are artists whose interest is addressed to the Cosmos,… Read More

Minor Disturbances Comet 21/Borisov 8th December 2019 and Place

Inspired by Charles Ives vision of spatially distributed creativity in his unfinished Universe Symphony, The Faculty of Minor Disturbances (FMD)[1] sent out an invitation to create a minor disturbance as we corralled the forces of the universe together with 2I/Borisov, an interstellar comet which visited the solar system in December 2019. Find the responses we got on this page. Lothar Baumgarten (1944-2018), Shaiprabowë, 1985 © ADAGP, photo © Tate The Faculty also just had its first publication as part of the online magazine Place which has dedicated its second issue to Déplacement / Displacement. Find our contribution here. [1] FMD IS PART OF… Read More

The Animal Curator

Very pleased with my first publication in an Italian magazine. My paper, The Animal Curator – Duchamp’s Inframince and Animality, was written in response to a call for papers by Gabriela Galati on the issue of Making the Posthuman: A New Landscape in Art Theory and Practice. Looking at seemingly curatorial activities by the bower bird is the starting point for this paper to explore the notion of the “animal curator”. Where Wolfe’s introduction to Serres’ The Parasite (2007) was earlier used to stress the necessity of “becoming minor” or “animal” in a… Read More

Dust & Shadow Reader #2 – Attunement

Very honoured to be part of the Dust & Shadow Reader #2  by FOaM dedicated to the theme of Attunement.  I contributed with a text on the inframince, an ungoing interest of mine and the basis of my doctoral research. The publication will officially be launched at the Hayden Library in Tempe, 300 East Orange Street, AZ during the Acoustic Ecology Salon on 23 September, where you can also pick up  printed copies of the reader: (5:30-7pm) (4-5:30pm pre-launch event) At the opening event of the Desert Humanities Initiative, FoAM and Timothy Morton discuss what… Read More


Currer Bell College proposes Conversations, a series of propositions by Jean-Louis Vincendeau and Edith Doove in which we bring the work of two different artists, writers or other in conversation with each other. The work does not function as an illustration of the other, but through its often poetic confrontation seeks to discover new forms of knowledge. Find Conversation#1 Bruno Dietsch – Guillaume Ertaud here. Image Guillaume Ertaud