ASAP/Amsterdam: As Slowly as Possible
Preliminary Conference Schedule

All events will take place on the campus of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam), except for Saturday afternoon, when we will be hosted by Perdu Theater for Poetry and Experimentation (Kloveniersburgwal 86, 1012 CZ Amsterdam).


Thursday 24 May
10:00-12:00  Netherlands School for Cultural Analysis (NICA) pre-symposium seminar for graduate students (enrolment at a Dutch University required. To apply, please click here.)
12:00-12:30  Registration
12:30-13:00  Welcome
13:00-15:00  Panels 1 & 2
15:00-15:30  Coffee break
15:30-17:30  Panels 3 & 4
17:30-18:00  Break
18:00-19:30  Keynote lecture: Wolfgang Ernst, “AS (S)LOW AS POSSIBLE?: On machinic non-sense of the sonic ‘present,’ and on digital indiffera/ence towards ‘time’”
19:30           Reception


Friday 25 May
Throughout the day, viewing of Mieke Bal’s “Reasonable Doubt” in the Kerkzaal

10:00-12:00  Panels 5 & 6
12:00-13:00  Lunch Break
13:00-14:30  Keynote lecture: Mieke Bal, Reasonable Doubt
14:30-15:00  Coffee Break
15:00-17:00  Panels 7 & 8
17:00-18:00  ASAP Reception
18:00-18:30  Musical Intermezzo
18:30-20:00  Performative Reading by Maria Fusco, “Legend of the Necessary  Dreamer”
Performance by Jeremiah Day
20:00            Conference Dinner in the VU Botanical Gardens Greenhouse (registration required)
   

Saturday 26 May
10:00-12:00  Panels 9 & 10
12:00-13:00  Lunch Break
13:00-15:00  Panels 11 & 12
15:00-16:00  Break and Travel Time to Perdu
16:00-18:00  Roundtable discussion: “Mediated Temporalities” with Mieke Bal, Wolfgang Ernst, Maria Fusco, and Jeremiah Day
18:00            Closing Reception

Sunday 27 May
We have arranged two events on Sunday for conference participants: a guided tour with a curator from Foam Photography Museum and a tour of Amsterdam’s counter-cultural roots with Alon Ziv.