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Brian Holmes [us]
Session 2: Embedding Fear: The Internet And The Spectacle Of Heightened Alert: Thursday 31/1, 13:00
Brian Holmes is an art critic, activist and translator, living in Paris. He is interested primarily in the intersections of artistic and political practice. Holmes holds a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley, was the English editor of publications for Documenta X, Kassel, Germany, 1997, and a member of the graphic arts group 'Ne pas plier' from 1999 to 2001. Recently, he has been working with the French conceptual art group Bureau d'Études . He is a frequent contributor to the international listserve Nettime, a member of the editorial committee of the political-economy journal "Multitudes" (Paris) and of the art magazines "Springerin" (Vienna) and "Brumaria" (Barcelona), a regular contributor to the magazine "Parachute" (Montreal), and a founder, together with Bureau d'Études, of the new journal "Autonomie Artistique" (Paris). He is the author of a collection of essays, "Hieroglyphs of the Future: Art and Politics in a Networked Era" (Zagreb: Arkzin, 2003) and has just finished a special issue of "Multitudes" on Art contemporain.