MULTIPLEXER #03 __OPEN CALL: A Thousand Platos

Multiplexer is a book-zine produced by the Vehicles for Experimental Practice group based in the Design Department at Goldsmiths. It is a place where the signs constructing reality -graphics, texts, scores, comics, etc – get analysed, manipulated, compressed and collided to generate new forms and directions; each issue is activated by a password acting as common denominator and entry point to its content. We are now seeking contributions for Issue 03, which will have Jimmy Loizeau as a guest editor:

A THOUSAND PLATOS

REPRESENTATIONS and MISINTERPRETATIONS: Inventions, Adventures and Mystifications

The  two  of  us  wrote  Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was  already  quite  a  crowd.  Here  we  have  made  use  of  everything  that  came  within range, what was closest as well as farthest away. We have assigned clever pseudonyms  to  prevent  recognition.  Why  have  we  kept  our  own  names?  Out  of  habit, purely out of habit. To make ourselves unrecognizable in turn. To render imperceptible,  not  ourselves,  but  what  makes  us  act,  feel,  and  think.  Also  because it’s nice to talk like everybody else, to say the sun rises, when everybody knows  it’s  only  a  manner  of  speaking.  To  reach,  not  the  point where  one  no  longer says I, but the point where it is no longer of any importance whether one says  I.  We  are  no  longer  ourselves.  Each  will  know  his  own.  We  have  been  aided, inspired, multiplied.

DELUZE & GUATARI
Introduction to Rhizome > A Thousand Plateaus 1980

Contributions can be in any medium reproduceable in book-zine format,  such as comics, music scores, illustrations, interviews, graphics, design & photo essays.

Submission specifications: up to 25 pages , A5 format, to be printed in B&W. Materials can be submitted as either text /image files for our graphic team to set up, or as finished documents in pdf format. Those selected will be notified by 1 May 2018. Send files/links to vehicleforexperimentalpractice[@]gmail.com, and any related enquiries to Roberto Feo, r.feo[@]gold.ac.uk.

Editorial Team: Rosario Hurtado, Stuart Bannocks, Laura Potter and Roberto Feo

Past contributors include: Les Back, Sarah Kember, Stuart Bannocks, Alexandra Midal, Mark D’Inverno, Marguerite Humeau, El Ultimo Grito, Laura Potter, Dean Pankhurst, Jimmy Loizeau, Crap Futures, Noam Toran, JODI.org, Jennifer Bain, Le Studio Humain, Michael Mouyal, Fabbio Stefanonni, Quique Corrales, Charcoal, Charlie Evans, Design for Dreaming, Patricia Rodriguez, Guffetsch, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Ryan Paul McCarthy, Patricia Rodriguez, and many others.

Talking Textiles with Rose Sinclair

On 9 March, Goldsmiths Design lecturer Rose Sinclair will be leading a Talking Textiles event on black women and crafting, with a focus on commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush at Tilbury Docks.

When: 09.03.2018, 2-4 pm

Where: Constance Howard Gallery, Deptford Town Hall

The event will explore key pieces from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection with a Caribbean legacy, and discuss their relevance within a broader canon of aesthetics in textiles with special attention to the discourse around black women, their arts and crafts practices and migration. Attendance is free but please book your place via Eventbrite.

 

Goldsmiths Design Festival 2017: Refugeoly

At this year’s Goldsmiths Design Festival, alumnus and current studio manager Vinny Montag presented “Refugeoly”, a game based on Monopoly and designed by Vinny and his collaborator Jon Halls. The purpose of the project is to provide the player with a simulation of the difficulties refugees go through in their journey towards a safe haven. You can now watch the full presentation online:

But why Monopoly? What is the purpose of the game and what kind of reactions does it hope to get from its players? Vinny and Jon explain in more detail:

Vinny: The objective of this project is to create awareness about the situation of thousands of people living in a dramatic situation, people that have not chosen to leave their countries of origin, but simply have to flee in order to save their lives. We do not have a specific target audience for this project, in fact we have played Refugeoly with all kinds of people, of all ages and of different status. We have experienced many kinds of reactions. The hardest one is possibly when we have played with children, some of them left the game halfway through, telling us that it is impossible to win and why is this happening…For other people that had not idea of the circumstances that a refugee has to go through, the game was simply the best way to be in the shoes of a refugee.Read More »

Rose Sinclair takes part in Caribbean Carnival Festival at the V&A

This Sunday, Goldsmiths Design’s Rose Sinclair will be at the V&A, taking part in their Caribbean Carnival Festival held in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month.

Rose will run a workshop/talk about fabrics found in the National Archives that have a connection to Caribbean Carnival and celebrations such as Junkanoo. All with original 1950’s music! The event is free and anyone can drop in.

Seminar Room 2, Sackler Centre
14.00 – 15.00 and 15.30 – 16.30