Diarmuid Costello & TJ Demos, 30-31 March 2011

Pavilion's explorations into 'the problem of the image' continued with the question: what is the location of politics in a world characterised by an ontology of the image, in which fact and fiction circulate inseparably? In relation to this, Pavilion presented a two evening event with Diarmuid Costello and TJ Demos, two prominent and distinctive thinkers in the field of aesthetics and politics, who each spoke on their current research. In both cases, yet through entirely different registers and routes, research opened onto questions of art and xenophilia as a possible location of politics.

On the first evening there was a screening of Renzo Martens' Episode III: Enjoy Poverty (2009) and Adrian Piper's My Calling [Card] No.1, Double Meta-Performance (1987-8). This was followed, on the second evening, by talks by Diarmuid Costello and TJ Demos.