Events, Commissions and Residencies

Urbanomic projects challenge disciplinary boundaries, bringing artists, philosophers and scientists together in events which hybridise exhibition, performance and seminar. Designed as challenging provocations to the passive public reception of art, science and philosophy, the events demand that their audience confront the conceptual stakes of contemporary thought and practice. Through such collaborative work at the Urbanomic project space in Falmouth, UK and elsewhere, Urbanomic continues to develop a characteristic curatorial practice utilising and extending the networks developed by Collapse.


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Past

UF28 07 06 14 BAUER #ACCELERATE PRINT
Print Edition by Diann Bauer

UF27 14 05 14 #ACCELERATE LAUNCH
Launch event for #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader.

UF26 14 04 14 #ACCELERATE MELTDOWN SAUCE
Exclusive hot sauce produced in collaboration with Kernow Chilli Farm.

UF24 04 03 13 SPECULATIVE AESTHETICS ROUNDTABLE
Research roundtable addressing open questions regarding the relation between aesthetics and new forms of philosophical realism

UF23 24 02 13 FINAL MACHINE
Launch event and panel discussion for Amanda Beech's Final Machine

UF22 20 11 12 THE DEGROWTH OF PHILOSOPHY: FOR A GENERIC ECOLOGY
Lecture by François Laruelle

UF21 18 11 12 ABDUCTING THE OUTSIDE: MODERNITY AND THE CULTURE OF ACCELERATION
Lecture by Reza Negarestani

UF20  15 11 12  THE NON-TRIVIAL GOAT AND THE CLIFFS OF THE UNIVERSAL
Performance in New York with Florian Hecker and Reza Negarestani.

UF19  11 07 12  SIMULATION, EXERCISE, OPERATIONS
Round table discussion in Oxford.

UF18  19 05 12  EXTRACTION AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
Presentations and Panel Discussion at the Penzance Convention.

UF17  06 05 12  THE COUP DE DÉS, OR THE MATERIALIST DIVINIZATION OF THE HYPOTHESIS
Launch Event and Lecture by Quentin Meillassoux in New York for The Number and the Siren.

UF16  01 07 11  BLACK CAKE
Print Edition by Jeremy Millar, for Collapse VII.

UF15  05-7 03 11  NON-PHILOSOPHY, NON-PHOTOGRAPHY
Series of Events in New York with philosopher François Laruelle.

UF14  19 01 11  THE MEDIUM OF CONTINGENCY
Discussion event and publication, in association with Thomas Dane Gallery and Miguel Abreu.

UF13  01 11 10  SPECULATIVE SOLUTION
Sound piece by Florian Hecker commissioned by Urbanomic, exploring the work of philosopher Quentin Meillassoux.

UF12  03 09 10  LATE AT TATE: THE REAL THING
Urbanomic present performance, film, and other interventions in an evening at Tate Britain, London, investigating the impact of "Speculative Realism" on contemporary art.

UF11  21 05 10  HYDROPLUTONIC KERNOW
Urbanomic, with philosopher Iain Hamilton Grant, Geologist James Strongman and Ecologist Shaun Lewin, lead a "field trip" into geo-traumatic history.

UF10  13-21 03 10  SECRETS OF CREATION
Artist Conrad Shawcross and Mathematician Matthew Watkins spend a week in residency with Urbanomic focusing on the question of the "dramatisation" of scientific concepts in art.

UF9  06 02 10  GEO/PHILOSOPHY
Launch event for Collapse Volume VI: Geo/Philosophy.

UF8  27 06 09  SOUND OUT OF LINE
Discussion and live performance of a new work by sound artist Florian Hecker.

UF7  16 05 09  IMAGE-FORCE  
Discussion and showing of new video work by artist Amanda Beech.

UF6  25 04 09  DARWIN: THE GREATEST HUMILIATION?  
Discussion on the evolutionary theory and nihilism, with philosopher Ray Brassier and Urbanomic director Robin Mackay.

UF5  21 03 09  RECORDED WHILE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED  
Premiere of new sound work and discussion with sound artist Russell Haswell.

UF4  31 01 09  EARTH MOVES  
Launch event for Collapse Volume V: The Copernican Imperative.

UF3  07 09 08  NATURE MORTE  
Exhibition of work by Paul Chaney and Sam Bradbury re-evaluating "nature".

UF2  19 07 08  UNDER PRESSURE  
Group print show.

UF1  7+21 06 08  CONCEPT HORROR  
Group show launching Collapse Volume IV: Concept Horror.

Urbanomic is a trading name of Urbanomic Media Ltd, a limited company incorporated in England and Wales with registration number 8928468.
Registered office: The Old Lemonade Factory, Windsor Quarry, Falmouth, TR11 3EX, UK.