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.

Alumnus Lukas Valiauga on Fabrica residency and work after graduation

Lukas Valiauga graduated from the BA Design course at Goldsmiths in 2015, and he is currently a resident at Fabrica, the Benneton Group-financed communications research centre based in Treviso, Italy. Lukas tells us a bit about his work on the residency and his other projects since graduation:

What kind of work are you doing as part of your residency? 

Personally, the residency is an amazing opportunity to work developing research into how technologies shape our modern living, culture and communication.  Part of the work (and freedom!) is in experimenting with ideas, theories and research-led assumptions as well as specific technology.

Fabrica is at a unique intersection between worlds of art and commerce. Rather than as briefs, projects come as partnerships open to every resident to pitch their idea for; that way shaping and defining what an overall project will be like. A lot of personal research materialises into tangible output this way.

For example, for an exhibition at Milan Design Museum, I’ve presented an installation measuring Milan’s sky colour comparing it to the colour called ‘sky blue’.
Also, together with Jonas Eltes we made a painting which grows its value depending on its popularity with gallery visitors.  We are currently working on a several of web-based information experience projects.Read More »

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.