The Squared Horizon: The Frames and Trajectories of Paul Virilio, 6 June 2014. Nottingham Trent University – full details here.
In Desert Screen, Paul Virilio suggests the notion of a ‘squared horizon’ as a way of envisioning the interposition of the screen, multiple screens, in matters of war, conflict and international relations. Yet, the ‘squared horizon’ might also function as a starting point for bringing together the various frames and trajectories which make up Virilio’s oeuvre. The ‘squared horizon’ evokes the fragmented, pixelated existence of late capitalism, the perpetual dividing up of time into ever smaller units, the deferred, bracketed out future, put aside in favour of the instantaneous and immediate, the impact of urbanization with its grid systems and blocks on our experience of space, time and identity.
We are pleased to present a one-day conference focusing on the work of Paul Virilio organized around theme of the squared horizon.
Attendance to the conference is free but please reserve your place here so we have an idea of numbers.