All events will take place on the campus of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam), except for Saturday afternoon, when we will be hosted by Perdu (Kloveniersburgwal 86, 1012 CZ Amsterdam).
You can download the full schedule as pdf here.
Thursday 24 May
10:00-12:00 Netherlands School for Cultural Analysis (NICA) pre-symposium seminar for graduate students*
Chair: Elizabeth Ho
• Joseph Jeon, “Born to See, Not to Run: Slow Surveillance in Slow Video and Cold Eyes”
• Youngmin Choe, “Reiteration and the Slow Gaze as Artisanal Labor: Kim Ki-duk’s Arirang and Kim
Sooja’s Thread Routes”
• Moonin Baek, “Slow Expansion of Screening: Female Fandom of The Merciless (2017)”
• Christopher T. Fan, “Slow Life in Still Life”
Chair: Mark Goble
• Diego Mantoan, “Speeding Up Through Slowing Down”
• Judith Rodenbeck, “Walkers”
• Divya Nadkarni, “Slow Time/Slow Form: Architectural Time-Space and the Poetry of Larry Levis”
• Ariane Noël de Tilly, “The Phenomenon of Slow Motion Perception in the Works of Scott Billings and
the Raqs Media Collective”
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
Chair: Leif Sorensen
• Simona Schneider, “Glacial Double-Time in Akomfrah’s The Nine Muses”
• Christine Okoth, “Consumption and Containment: Border Infrastructures and Contemporary Migrant
• Matthew Whittle, “Trophy Hunting, Taxonomy, and the ‘Animal Mask’ in Colson Whitehead’s The
Underground Railroad and Jordan Peele’s Get Out”
• Paul Benzon, “Cinematic Slow Time and the Media Archaeology of Whiteness”
Chair: Marcus Verhagen
• Indiana Seresin, “Soul Delay: Intimacy and the Tempo of the Real in William Gibson’s Pattern
• Alex Thinius, “Caring in Two Modes of Slowness: An Existential Analysis of Qu Xiao-song’s Ji#3 and
of Bohren & der Club of Gore”
• Erin E. Edwards, “An Eterniday in Space: Count Zero and the Joseph Cornell Box”
• David Gauthier, “Phase to Phase: Rendering the Sea’s Oscillations, Predictions, and Chronographs”
18:00-19:30 Keynote lecture by Wolfgang Ernst, “AS (S)LOW AS POSSIBLE?:
On Machinic Non-sense of the Sonic ‘Present,’ and on Digital Indiffera/ence towards ‘Time’”
Moderator: Katja Kwastek
Friday 25 May
PROTEST & PROPAGANDA
Chair: Steyn Bergs
• Fabienne Rachmadiev, “ Messianic Time, Tsimtsum, and Slowness in the Work of Pavel Pepperstein”
• Bart van Klink, “Art and Legal Change”
• Tal Beery, “A Slow Pedagogy for Instituent Practice”
• Elizabeth Ho, “Temporal Rifts in Hong Kong: Marches, Occupation, and the Arts of Protest”
Chair: Diego Mantoan
• Rahma Khazam, “Journeys Through Deep Time”
• Christopher Howard, "The Slowest Kinetic Artist"
• Lytle Shaw, "A Sedimentation of the Rhine: Robert Smithson and Dutch Liquefacture"
• Mona Schieren, "Becoming a Stone: The Topos of Slowness of Minerals”
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:30 Keynote lecture by Mieke Bal, “Slow Looking, Visual Thinking, and the Reasonableness of Doubt”
Moderator: Ginette Verstraete
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
AUDIENCE & DURATION
Chair: Judith Rodenbeck
• Sarah Sweeney, "Towards a Temporal Sublime"
• Alice Bennett, "Slow Words"
• Françoise Sammarcelli, "Slowness and Renewed Perception in Contemporary Aesthetics: Revisiting
Douglas Gordon's 24 Hour Psycho (1993) with Don DeLillo's Point Omega (2010)”
• Catalina Imizcoz, "‘Teach Me How to Look at What I’m Trying to See’: On the Temporal Codes of
Conduct of Dance Exhibitions"
Chair: Roel van den Oever
• Ekaterina Kochetkova, "Hasten Slowly: On the Perception of Time and Space in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s
• Trine Friis Sørensen "To Centennial in an Age of Biennials"
• Marcus Verhagen, "Viewing Velocities"
• Nadia de Vries, "Sharing Sickness: Terminal Illness Blogs and Pain as Linear Narrative"
17:00-18:00 ASAP reception and speeches
18:00-18:30 Musical intermezzo by Hans Fidom
18:30-20:00 Performative Reading by Maria Fusco, “Legend of the Necessary Dreamer”
Introduction: Erin La Cour
Performance by Jeremiah Day with music by Bart de Kroon:
“The Chair Remains Empty / But the Place is Set”
Introduction: Diederik Oostdijk
20:00 Conference Dinner at the Hortus Botanicus Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
(registration required, paid for individually)
Saturday 26 May
Chair: Tal Beery
• Leif Sorensen "Slow-pocalypse Now: Building Ruined Worlds"
• Mark Goble, "Exploded View: From 1968 to the End of Time"
• Karen Jacobs, “Murmurations of Homing”
• Annette Svaneklink Jakobsen, "Sensibility for the Wadden Sea: Relational Compositions Through
Temporal, Spatial, and Disciplinary Scales"
Chair: Jonathan Paul Eburne
• Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, "James Joyce and The Politics of Temporal Manipulation in Performance
Art and Conceptual Writing"
• Hui-Han Chen, "Cinematic Universalisation of Slowness: Transcendental Localisation in Tsai
Ming-Liang’s Stray Dogs"
• Jason Baskin, "Slow Forms in the Curated City"
• Ifat Reshef, "The Slowness of ‘Boring Video Art’ as Enabling Temporal Metaphors"
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
THE LONG DURÉE
Chair: Alec Badenoch
• Abram Foley, "Editing and Entropy"
• Michelle Smiley, "Undoing Photographic Time: The Long Exposure and the Snapshot"
• Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou, "Fossilising Time: Julian Charrière’s Radioactive Photography"
• Leo Rafolt, "Durational Logic of Legal Discourse: Slow Performances of Terrible Fish and
• Alexandra Karl, “Michael Snow’s Wavelength: Then and Now”
Chair: Mona Schieren
• Rebecca Collins and Johanna Linsley, "Stolen Voices: A Slowly Expanding Eavesdrop on the East
Coast of the UK"
• Ruby de Vos, "’The Power that Remains a Half-Century Later’: Radiotoxic Temporalities in
‘From Trinity to Trinity’"
• Karen Stock, "The Sculpture of Jason deCaires Taylor as Anthropocene Chronometer"
• Monique Peperkamp, "Ecological Urgencies and Physical Slowness"
15:30-16:30 Break and travel time to Perdu
16:30-16:45 Welcome by Perdu
16:45-17:15 Considerations on “Slowness” by Slow Research Lab
17:15-19:00 Roundtable discussion: “Mediated Temporalities”
with Birgit Kaiser, Mieke Bal, Maria Fusco, & Jeremiah Day
Moderators: Katja Kwastek & Erin La Cour
19:00 Closing reception
Sunday 27 May Optional Events
1. Tour of Foam Photography Museum (11:00, tickets available for purchase)
Meeting point: information desk in the entry area of the museum for a guided tour. Limited availability. Please reserve a spot by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The tour is free, but participants must purchase an entrance ticket to the museum beforehand at the ticket office or online at https://tickets.foam.org/en.
2. Tour of Stedelijk Museum (11:00, tickets available for purchase)
Meeting point: information desk in the entry area of the museum for a guided tour. Limited availability. Please reserve a spot by sending an email to email@example.com. The tour is free, but participants must purchase an entrance ticket to the museum beforehand at the ticket office or online at https://reserveringen.stedelijk.nl/en/tickets
3. Vacant Stories - The (Aspiring) Amsterdam Museum of Squatting and Social Activism (12:00, by donation)
In this donation-based walking tour/conversation we will explore the effects of alternative social movements on the public spaces and life of Amsterdam. During times such as these, when the possibility of anti-commercial alternatives is exiting our collective understanding of past and possible futures, we will be taking to the streets to reawaken the memories of and engage with current political, social and protest movements. The tour will take around 2.5 hours, and will start at 12:00 at Dam Square. To reserve your spot, please email Alon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. An Afternoon Panel on the Importance of Taking One’s Time: Performance Art and the Architecture and Perception of Time, organized by Barbara Krulik (15:30, free entry)
The Vondelbunker, a ‘hidden’ squat, provides a raw laboratory atmosphere for our panel discussion, which will focus on time in performance art and practice—in its broadest sense: duration, memory, ephemera, patience, and temporary architecture and events. An informal discussion of real time, perceived time, how performance is conceived and executed, and how it feels to be ‘present’ in the slowness of time will be approached by our panel of Dutch artists from the fields of fine arts, architecture, dance, theater, and literature: Gijs van Bon, Marjolijn Guldemond, Kirsten Heshusius, and Frank van de Ven. The panel will be moderated by independent curators Barbara Krulik (US/NL) and Mildred Durán Gamba (CO/FR) as well as Jonathan Paul Eburne (US), Editor, ASAP/Journal. To reserve your spot, please email Barbara by 25 May at email@example.com.
*Enrolment at a Dutch University required, application required. More information will be provided soon.