Stockholm Festival for Art and Technology 1966 May 24–26, 2013 2016
Anna Lundh & Julie Cirelli (Eds.)
Initiated by Swedish artist Anna Lundh, Visions of the Now is a reconsideration of the 1966 Stockholm festival Visioner av Nuet (Visions of the Present), which examined the impact of technology on humanity, society, and art. Half a century later, we are still immersed in the technology that was “new” in 1966. In 2013, Lundh brought together international artists, musicians, theorists, and scientists for a three-day festival of lectures, panels, performances, sound pieces, installations, and screenings. It questioned what our current visions of today are, and how we imagine the future and the effects of technology today. This two-volume set marks the fiftieth anniversary of Visioner av Nuet. Featured are new contributions, extensive photographic documentation, and archival material from the 1966 festival, including a never-before-published correspondence with John Cage and Buckminster Fuller, essays by Alvin Lucier and Nam June Paik, and a connected history from the 1966 New York festival 9 Evenings of Theatre and Engineering. It includes more than twenty contributors, from University of California–Santa Cruz art and visual culture professor Jennifer A. González to artist Luke Fischbeck (Lucky Dragons–USA).
10 x 14 in. / 184 pp / 100 color and b&w
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