Mediated Imaginations – Launch Event

Join us for the launch of Kunstlicht’s latest issue ‘Mediated Imaginations: Technologies Touching Upon Art’, featuring artist presentations, an Editors’ introduction, drinks, and discussion!!

When: February 8, 2018

Time: 19:00 – 22:00 (doors open at 18:00)

Where: LIMA media art platform, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam


✭ 18:00-19:00 Doors open for Focus – sound installation by Gabriel Paiuk; and Naegleria Fowleri 2171’ – interactive embroidery by Elena Adamou
Note: there will be more time to see the works at the end of the program

✭19:00-19:15 Take seats for talks and discussions
✭19:15-19:20 Short Intro by Kunstlicht co-editors-in-chief Rosa te Velde and Steyn Bergs
✭19:20-19:30 Welcome by LIMA
✭19:30-20:00 Presentation of the topic and contents of the issue by guest editors Bas de Boer, Sam Edens, Jonne Hoek
✭20:00-20:20 ‘Mediated imaginations/ imagined mediations’ by Sebastian Scholz, Assistant Professor Media Studies at VU University Amsterdam

✭20:20 – 22:30 Grab a drink at the bar! / check out the art works!

About issue Vol. 38, 2017, 3/4: Mediated Imaginations: Technologies Touching Upon Art

The latest issue of Kunstlicht sets out to investigate the intricate connections between technology and art. Drawing on current insights uncovered in the philosophy of technology, the following question – amongst others – is explored: What are the ways in which people relate to the world through technology, and which practices are consequently fostered? From this angle, artistic imagination and technology become increasingly inseparable entities; existing through, and realized within, one another. Regarding the design, use, and proliferation of technologies as a creative process, creation by artifice is shown not only to be foundational to works of art and that which they reflect, but, moreover, as being exemplified and even sublimated by artists. This entwinement of art and technology is what each of the articles centre upon, tackling the topic from an array of perspectives.