Screening and discussion with Jol Thomson and Dan Meththananda

Screening and discussion with Jol Thomson and Dan Meththananda

Curzon Cinema followed by a discussion in the Centre for Research Architecture, RHB 312

Please join us for a screening of G24|0vßß (2016), a film by the Berlin-based artist and cultural researcher Jol Thomson.

Shot at the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in central Italy, the film is set in a larger apparatus that descends into a thermal zone near absolute zero and sits in a clear field of cosmic silence — the required environment for rendering neutrinos detectable. As Jol would put it, neutrino detection becomes an “expression of entanglement in the liminal spaces between subatomic particles, an ice shelf, digital sensors, human labor and curiosity, equations, hypotheses, and vast technological and bureaucratic architectures."

Following the screening at Curzon, the session will continue at the Centre for Research Architecture (RHB 312) where Jol will present new raw material from his recent expedition to Siberia at the laboratory-landscape, neutrino sensing device, the Gigaton Volume Detector at Lake Baikal. As part of this presentation and in the vein of the artist's diffracted research, he and curator-writer Dan Meththananda open an "entangled" discussion around, and from within Jol's post-human ethnographic film practice.

Hosted by the free Seminar and is co-organized by Mahan Moalemi.

Dates & times
28 Apr 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW