For the final phase of ‘The Wish List’, our guest is the world renowned bassist and creative visionary Melvin Gibbs, a musician whose respect for the art and craft of music is equalled only by his will to overturn the externally drawn boundaries between musical and other artistic forms. The evening will include a live multimedia performance of sound and digital imagery by Melvin Gibbs, a short lecture and a film chosen by the artist.
20:30 – 21:00: Solo multimedia performance
21:00 – 21:15: Short lecture on Recombination
Melvin will present a lecture on the subject he calls Recombination: Modes of Creativity in the Age of the Meme. His talk will examine the idea of recombination, both “naturally occurring” and “artificial”, as the primary force behind human evolution. He will address the theme in the current context of firstly remix culture and transhumanism, secondly social media as a tool for social recombination, and finally the collapse of difference between the “real” and the “fake” in the current culture of fake news.
21:30 – 21:45: Q & A
22:00 – End: Society of the Spectacle, directed by Guy Debord
This evening also includes the screening of the cult film ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ (1973) by Guy Debord, the French Marxist theorist and the founding member of the group Situationist International.