Urbanomic projects challenge disciplinary boundaries, bringing artists, philosophers and scientists together in events which hybridise exhibition, performance and seminar. Designed as challenging provocations to the passive public reception of art, science and philosophy, the events demand that their audience confront the conceptual stakes of contemporary thought and practice. Through such collaborative work at the Urbanomic project space in Falmouth, UK and elsewhere, Urbanomic continues to develop a characteristic curatorial practice utilising and extending the networks developed by Collapse.
UF31 20 11 14 #ACCELERATE VS CHÂTELET AT SPIKE
Presentation of two recent publications by editor/translator Robin Mackay, at Spike Island, Bristol
UF30 12 11 14 SPECULATIVE AESTHETICS LAUNCH AT TATE
Launch event at Tate Britain
UF29 07 11 14 OBJECTS AND OBJECTIONS
Launch event and discussion with the author at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead
UF28 07 06 14 BAUER #ACCELERATE PRINT
Print Edition by Diann Bauer
UF27 14 05 14 #ACCELERATE LAUNCH
Launch event for #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader.
UF26 14 04 14 #ACCELERATE MELTDOWN SAUCE
Exclusive hot sauce produced in collaboration with Kernow Chilli Farm.
UF24 04 03 13 SPECULATIVE AESTHETICS ROUNDTABLE
Research roundtable addressing open questions regarding the relation between aesthetics and new forms of philosophical realism
UF22 20 11 12 THE DEGROWTH OF PHILOSOPHY: FOR A GENERIC ECOLOGY
Lecture by François Laruelle
UF21 18 11 12 ABDUCTING THE OUTSIDE: MODERNITY AND THE CULTURE OF ACCELERATION
Lecture by Reza Negarestani
UF20 15 11 12 THE NON-TRIVIAL GOAT AND THE CLIFFS OF THE UNIVERSAL
Performance in New York with Florian Hecker and Reza Negarestani.
UF19 11 07 12 SIMULATION, EXERCISE, OPERATIONS
Round table discussion in Oxford.
UF18 19 05 12 EXTRACTION AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
Presentations and Panel Discussion at the Penzance Convention.
UF17 06 05 12 THE COUP DE DÉS, OR THE MATERIALIST DIVINIZATION OF THE HYPOTHESIS
Launch Event and Lecture by Quentin Meillassoux in New York for The Number and the Siren.
UF16 01 07 11 BLACK CAKE
Print Edition by Jeremy Millar, for Collapse VII.
UF15 05-7 03 11 NON-PHILOSOPHY, NON-PHOTOGRAPHY
Series of Events in New York with philosopher François Laruelle.
UF14 19 01 11 THE MEDIUM OF CONTINGENCY
Discussion event and publication, in association with Thomas Dane Gallery and Miguel Abreu.
UF13 01 11 10 SPECULATIVE SOLUTION
Sound piece by Florian Hecker commissioned by Urbanomic, exploring the work of philosopher Quentin Meillassoux.
UF12 03 09 10 LATE AT TATE: THE REAL THING
Urbanomic present performance, film, and other interventions in an evening at Tate Britain, London, investigating the impact of "Speculative Realism" on contemporary art.
UF11 21 05 10 HYDROPLUTONIC KERNOW
Urbanomic, with philosopher Iain Hamilton Grant, Geologist James Strongman and Ecologist Shaun Lewin, lead a "field trip" into geo-traumatic history.
UF10 13-21 03 10 SECRETS OF CREATION
Artist Conrad Shawcross and Mathematician Matthew Watkins spend a week in residency with Urbanomic focusing on the question of the "dramatisation" of scientific concepts in art.
UF8 27 06 09 SOUND OUT OF LINE
Discussion and live performance of a new work by sound artist Florian Hecker.
UF7 16 05 09 IMAGE-FORCE
Discussion and showing of new video work by artist Amanda Beech.
UF6 25 04 09 DARWIN: THE GREATEST HUMILIATION?
Discussion on the evolutionary theory and nihilism, with philosopher Ray Brassier and Urbanomic director Robin Mackay.
UF5 21 03 09 RECORDED WHILE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Premiere of new sound work and discussion with sound artist Russell Haswell.
UF3 07 09 08 NATURE MORTE
Exhibition of work by Paul Chaney and Sam Bradbury re-evaluating "nature".
UF2 19 07 08 UNDER PRESSURE
Group print show.