Erik Vilím: New Interfaces 02/ From the space of matter to the space of experience

We cordially invite you to this year's last lecture from the New Interfaces 02 series, which will take place on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 5 p.m. in the Medium Gallery. The curator of the current Dana Tomečková exhibition, Erik Vilím, will close the cycle with his lecture with philosophical implications.

MEDIUM Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18, Bratislava

When we say the word world, each of us naturally thinks of something different. Similarly, philosophy offers different interpretations of the being of the world and the things in it, depending on the perspective from which it is looked at. In this rich intellectual landscape, the two currents of thought - phenomenology and materialism - are in the strongest opposition. This talk will not only offer insights into these opposing understandings of the being of the world and of things in it, but will also outline the paradoxical intersection in their contemporary development.  


Erik Vilím is an aesthetician and curator, he completed his doctoral studies at the Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. In 2018 he prepared (with M. Janušová) the Triennial of Small Object and Drawing in Banská Štiavnica. In 2019 he completed a residency in Georgia. He worked as manager of editorial projects at Kunsthalle Bratislava, where he organized the discussion format Talking Art Heads. 


The interdisciplinary lecture series New Interfaces 02 in the dramaturgy of the head of the MEDIUM Gallery, Miroslava Urbanová, focuses on topics affecting our conditions of cognition in the interfaces of constantly updating technologies and in contrast to the desire for an authentic, visceral experience of the escaping here and now. It focuses primarily on the investigation and reflection of different types of spaces, their meanings, transformations, cohabitation within spaces: public space, digital spaces, topoi, spaces that remain seemingly untouched by people, or are totally and irreversibly transformed. The aim of the lectures is to provide a comprehensible approach to aspects of our lived online present in circles that reflect the posthumanist discourse, transformations in the perception of time and temporality, new artistic interfaces such as game art. At the same time, the lectures reflect the themes that appear in the dramaturgy of the exhibition plan of the gallery (and the reading club for VŠVU students What's the Point?), which carries a certain line of tension between the subject reacting to the new interfaces of technological progress, its effects on our perception of living and virtual reality and escape to the corporeality of experience.


Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.