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Blowup: We Are All Crew, at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media

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November 3, 2011 8:00 pm
November 5, 2011 12:00 am
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V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media
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Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3012xl

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Blowup is a series of events and exhibitions that explore contemporary questions from multiple viewpoints. Blowup zooms in on ideas, bringing into focus clear pictures of how art, design, philosophy, and technology are transforming our lives — or reinforcing the status quo.

Blowup: We Are All Crew is a three day programme featuring an exhibition, a film premiere, a keynote lecture, an e-Book release, and a party! Marshall McLuhan said “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” To acknowledge the 100th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth, this edition of Blowup will present the Strategic Art Initiative 2.0 exhibition of re-created early telematic artworks; the worldwide premiere of Them F*ckin’ Robots, a documentary on the work and influence of Norman White, in the presence of the artist who is also showing his seminal piece Robotic Arm Wrestling in the exhibition; a keynote lecture by Dutch thinker and widely-published author Arjen Mulder, examining all the things we love and love to hate about McLuhan; and a closing party for the exhibition featuring a custom cocktail.

More more on the programme, please consult the full listing at the V2_ website.

McLuhan in Europe 2011 is an initiative of transmediale in collaboration with the Marshall McLuhan Salon / Embassy of Canada Berlin, Gingko Press, and RIM. Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha