Wednesday, May 14, 2008

electric palm tree takes start!

A public lecture by Philippe Rekacewicz on the occasion of the launch of Electric Palm Tree

Thursday 15 May 2008, 17.00 hrsFelix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam

Philippe Rekacewicz, a geographer and cartographer for Le Mondediplomatique and the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP/Grid-Arendal in Norway), will question the position of cartography,between its long standing role as an instrument of power in the sphere ofworld representation and its capacity for subversive imagination andaction, analyzing common strategies of map-drawing and contemporary art indealing with the visible, the potential and the represented.Philippe Rekacewicz will also hold a workshop at 14.00 hrs, on the sameday, developing an in-depth, critical and playful examination of theseissues, with a group of local artists, intellectuals and activists.

If you are interested in the workshop, please write us This program also marks the launch of Electric Palm Tree, a long-termproject for artistic and intellectual practice that focuses on issues ofco-existence and the politics of culture in the current global society.The lecture will be preceded by a short introduction of Electric Palm Treeby the curators Kyongfa Che, Binna Choi and Cosmin Costinas.

During 2008 and 2009, Electric Palm Tree is supported by Fonds BKVB withinits project Intendant Cultural Diversity. For further information onIntendant Cultural Diversity and the events organized by the otherproject-teams on the 15th and 16th of May, please visit

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