Documenting Salience and Virtuality in Pierre Huyghe’s LACMA Retrospective

In Open Sky, cultural theorist Paul Virilio triangulates the space-time dichotomy with the relativity of “light.” The light of the televisual apparatus, he argues, accelerates space and time, and places contemporary society on a trajectory toward a crash. I started my DH project with Virilio’s prescient but pessimistic philosophy in order to propose a departure from it. Unlike Virilio, the artists and architects I feature do not lament the crisis to which the technologies of light-speed may be complicit. Instead, they produce spaces that … Read More