CONFERENCE – The Future is Now

picFRIDAY 18 February 2011, 10.00–17.00 at FACT ‘The Future is Now: Media Arts, Performance and Identity after Nam June Paik’. In an era that has seen the decline of reality television and the continual rise of the web, The Future is Now examines the legacy of Paik’s thinking and practice with a focus on performance and identity, situated within current debates around new technologies, ubiquity and human experience.

Through innovative web adventures and conversations chaired by Will Gompertz, Arts Editor at the BBC and previously Director of Tate Media, speakers and performers including collaborators of Paik, contemporary artists and theorists, consider how artists are constrained or liberated by a constant re-imagining of the future. Participants include Roy Ascott, Jeremy Bailey, Ruth Catlow, John Hanhardt, Kristin Lucas and Marisa Olson.

Please note this event will take place at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ.  
In partnership with FACT
Generously supported by Mr Yongsoo Huh
£35 (£30 concessions), booking required
Price includes lunch and refreshments. Conference tickets can also be purchased from the FACT shop
For tickets book online or call 0151 702 7400.
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