Celebrated festival of ideas takes on the digital generation

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

18 Oct 2013 - 7:00 PM to 19 Oct 2013 - 10:00 PM

89plus Marathon

The 89plus Marathon brought emerging practitioners, born in or after 1989, together with influential thinkers of all generations.

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At this turning-point in history, urgent questions present themselves when considering the artistic, social and political options available today. New languages, models and forms need to be conceived to address the impact networked society and an evolving global economy have had on today's young generations. Seeking to explore these possibilities in an optimistic and generative tone, the 89plus Marathon brought together participations from the fields of art, architecture, music, activism, science, technology, literature and theory to find out how to ask - and how to begin to answer - the following questions:

  • Can the potential of emerging technologies lead to a truly global dialogue that is not homogeneous but acknowledges and fosters difference?
  • What options are available to the generations born after the Cold War, growing up through the crisis of financial capitalism?
  • How can we understand new and networked forms of collectivity as examples of new social, economic, political and aesthetic forms?
  • What are the new forms of activism and protest? Has access to the internet changed political action?
  • What is the relationship between individual leadership and the group in the age of non-hierarchical, 'horizontal' practice?
  • Who is responsible for the future?

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER

7-10pm

Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets, Ben Vickers, Steffi Czerny: Introductions

Carsten Höller & Valia Fetisov

Kevin McGarry

Hito Steyerl

Max Hawkins

Nanos Valaoritis, screening of Letter to a Young Poet

Warsan Shire

Halil Altindere, screening of Wonderland, followed by a conversation

Ryan Trecartin, screening of Junior War

Koreless

OUTDOORS

Riccardo Paratore, DO NOT TALK TO THE DRIVER 2

Philipp Timischl, Corsica 2013

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

11am-3pm

Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jochen Volz, Boris Pevzner: introductions

Zaha Hadid in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Re Rebaudengo Serpentine Grant Award with DIS Magazine

Niko the Ikon and Tierney Finster

Brad Troemel

Olafur Eliasson

Vinzenz Reinecke and Benjamin Pollock

Eleanor Saitta

Josh Bitelli in conversation with Martino Gamper, Talking for a title

Gilbert & George in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Felix Melia, Waifs and Wraiths (Along the Westway)

Presentation of Station to Station: Maja Hoffmann in conversation with Felix Melia, with work by Willa Nasatir

3-6pm

K-HOLE with Box 1824

Kathryn Mills

Poetry session: Sophie Collins, Harry Burke, Luna Miguel, Gabby Bess, Rachael Allen and Crispin Best

Nick D'Aloisio

Presentation of Codecademy by Leng Lee

6-10pm

James Darling

Smári McCarthy & Ásta Helgadóttir

Ho Rui An

Ou Ning

Jake Davis

Revolver, a new song by Nicolas Jaar

Douglas Coupland

Marcus du Sautoy and John Pardon

Self Publish, Be Happy: 89plus slideshow with Joe Wilson

Lily McMenamy

Le1f

Outdoors/durational

Amalia Ulman, backdrop design

Josh Bitelli, table

Nicholas Maurer, Sony Sun Dial, Saturday 19 October (daytime hours)

Nourine Shenawy, printed contribution

Bruno Zhu, photographs of the 89plus Marathon

The Kiosk: online and offline publications

Adriana Ramić, Architects of Gamma Bad

Arcadia Missa, How To Sleep Faster

Bruno Zhu, Compact

Clinic

Different Skies (No1: 'Worldwide Heartache' and No2: 'Indefinite Leave to Remain')

Encyclopaedia

Jasper Spicero, Intriors

Kluster

L.E.M.O.S. issues 7, 9 and 10

The Mushpit issues 1-5 and issue 6: 'Mushpit Secret Diary'

MOSSLESS issue 1

New Lavoro Magazine

OUT OF ORDER: 'Adolescence'

Paperweight

PERMA

POP SERIAL

Bruno Zhu, Portable Chronicles Vol. II: Real People

SALT. issues 2 and 4

Selections from Self-Publish, Be Happy

Romke Hoogwaerts, Swimming in the Center of the Earth

Tender

The 89plus CLUBHOUSE was an online platform built to facilitate digital participation in the Serpentine Marathon in 2013 and give form to a highly distributed conversation across different networks as it emerges live from the event.

The 89plus Marathon was curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets, Ben Vickers and Jochen Volz. The Serpentine Gallery Marathon series was conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, in 2006 and is deeply intertwined with the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Commission, launched by Julia Peyton-Jones, Director, in 2000.

The 89plus Marathon was the eighth in the Serpentine Gallery's annual Marathon series, an ambitious event that brings together the fields of art, culture, science and technology. 

89plus

89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It is conceived as a mapping of the generation born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals and exhibitions, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which makes up nearly half of the world's population.

The year 1989 saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the start of the post-Cold War period, the introduction of the world wide web and the beginning of the universal availability of the internet, as well as the orbit of the first global positioning system satellite. Positing a relationship between these world-changing events and creative production at large, 89plus introduces the work of some of this generation's most inspiring protagonists.

Since an introductory panel held in January 2013 at the DLD – Digital, Life, Design conference in Munich, 89plus has conducted research in Australia with Kaldor Public Art Projects, Hong Kong with Art Basel’s Salon series, New York through the 89plus Colony Conference at MoMA PS1, and Italy with the Innovation Festival, Bolzano-Bozen and Palazzo Grassi, Venice. 89plus is developing a series of residencies with various partners internationally including the Park Avenue Armory in New York and the Tara Oceans Polar Circle Expedition taking place in late 2013.

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