Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play & provocation

6th international Vilém Flusser symposium
& event series

march 15-19 1997 budapest hungary

C3 in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Budapest, Műcsarnok and the Intermedia Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, will present the 6th International Vilém Flusser Symposium and series of related events, entitled "Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play & provocation," from March 15 - 19, 1997, in Budapest, Hungary. Our aim is to continue the discussion of the theoretical work of Vilém Flusser and to demonstrate the importance of his writings regarding the European, in particular Hungarian, context. Invited international and Hungarian speakers will present lectures dealing with the elements of provocation and play, key concepts of Flusser's oeuvre, and on media metaphors and intersubjectivity, as well as drawing parallels to the recent theoretical media issues of our region.
The two-day symposium held at Műcsarnok will be accompanied by an exhibition of works by Hungarian artists reflecting on Flusser, presented in the ExplorationLab, media gallery of C3. Over two evenings, public events at Goethe-Institut Budapest will also expand upon the works of Flusser. There will also be multimedia presentations by Hungarian artists and media experts, as well as the presentation of two Hungarian translations of Flusser's works.

I n v i t e d   S p e a k e r s

P r o g r a m
March 15 - 19 1997

Saturday 15, 6pm
Reflections on Flusser
Exhibition and Event Series Opening
C3 Center for Culture & Communication
(exhibition open until April 6)

Sunday 16 - Monday 17, 10am-7pm
media metaphors, play & provocation

6th International Vilém Flusser Symposium

Tuesday 18, 6pm
Book Presentation
Die Schrift (Tartós Hullám - Balassi Publisher) Das Bett (Kijárat Publisher)
by Vilém Flusser in Hungarian translation
Presented by: László Beke Goethe-Institut Budapest

Wednesday 19, 7pm
The Code
Lecture and performance by Gusztáv Hámos, Miklós Peternák and Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák
Goethe-Institut Budapest
(exhibition open until 25 March)

Conversation with Vilém Flusser I. (1988, Osnabrück, Peternák Miklós)

Conversation with Vilém Flusser - II. (Extract from the interview made in April 1992 in English, by László Beke and Miklós Peternák, the whole text was published in Beszélő, 23, May 1992 pp.42-45)

Previous International Vilém Flusser Symposia


Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play & provocation
Advisory Committee:
László Beke, director, Műcsarnok;
Wolfgang Meissner director, Goethe-Institut Budapest;
Matthias Müller-Wieferig, Goethe-Institut Budapest;
Miklós Peternák, chair of the board, C3;
Zoltán Sebôk, theoretician; J.A.Tillmann, theoretician;
Organizers:Suzanne Mészöly, programdirector C3
Ágnes Veronika Kovács , coordinator C3

See the Goethe institute's website on Flusser Symposium:

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