The Whole Earth - California and the Disappearance of the Outside
Curated by: Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke
Haus der Kulturen der Welt 26.04-07.07.2013
From eco-psychedelia to Internet neoliberalism: The CONFERENCE will revolve around questions of the legacy of the California counterculture. How did some of its concepts become global principles of new capitalistic “frontiers”? Roundtable discussions will explore the historical sources of, and connections between, discursive and political issues such as the ecological movement, cybernetics, anti-conformist cultures, new artistic practices that dissolve boundaries, and the transformations in these areas right up to the globalist network capitalism of the 1990s. Thus, the conference investigates the background conditions of the discourses that today, in the framework of the Anthropocene, are being negotiated, updated, or – in some cases – forgotten.
The Whole Earth In The Ether is an acoustic companion series to the Whole Earth exhibition and conference that bring the work and discussions around the legacy of the California counterculture to the airwaves.The series includes talks, discussions, a workshop, conference recordings and culminates with a final broadcast dedicated to the conference.
Produced by Hausradio in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt & reboot.fm