HYPERSTITION: Truth is Science is Fiction


HYPERSTITION: Truth is Science is Fiction
Screening and Q&A with theorist Armen Avanessian
Saturday, October 1 | 12 pm

A film on time and narrative by Christopher Roth with Armen Avanessian.

Hyperstitional thinking hijacks the present-forming daring interventions into conditions of cybernetic governance that foreclose contingency. Hyperstitions are not imaginary, they are virtual fictions situated in the chaotic unfolding of the Real. Philosophical hyperstitions bring about their own reality. Hyperstition materializes the future as it leaks from beyond the threshold of comprehension.

Christopher Roth’s and Armen Avanessian’s HYPERSTITION is a filmic involution into the narratives and temporalities that both condition and resist the accelerating tempos of global capitalism. It is a film about time and narrative, speculative realism and accelerationism, transmodernism and xeno-feminism (featuring Ray Brassier, Iain Grant, Helen Hester and many others). Tread carefully: the deterritorializing intensity of machinic desire and speculative thinking may not be safe for some viewers.

Featuring: Armen Avanessian, Elie Ayache, Ray Brassier, Iain Hamilton Grant, Helen Hester, Deneb Kozikoski, Robin Mackay, Steven Shaviro, Benedict Singleton, Nick Srnicek, Christopher K. Thomas, Agatha Wara, Pete Wolfendale, and Suhail Malik (2026).

Appearences: J.G. Ballard, Nick Land, Philipp Lahm, Quentin Meillassoux, Reza Negarestani, Patricia Reed, Tom Streidl, James Trafford, Jeanne Tremsal, Alex Williams, and Slavoj Zizek

1035 N. Miami Ave #300, Miami

Film Christopher Roth with Armen Avanessian
Drawings Andreas Töpfer

Intermissions 2026: Diann Bauer
Music Cosimo Barnet

Deborah Levitt: Animation and the Medium of Life

Deborah Levitt: Animation and the Medium of Life
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 7:00 PM

ArtCenter/South Florida is pleased to present Deborah Levitt: Animation and the Medium of Life in conjunction with the exhibition An Image. Her talk will address our contemporary image ecology through what she calls the age of the animatic apparatus. The animatic apparatus marks the emergence of animation as the dominant medium of our time coinciding with developments in the biological sciences that open possibilities for producing living beings. While these might appear as disjunct cultural fields, with no causal and little conceptual relation, understanding the link between Dolly the cloned sheep and her progeny (metaphorically speaking) and the multimediated bodies of cinema and video are a key to understanding the time in which we live. Today, the horizon of possibility offered by simulation in both art and science—from cartoons and the animatic effects of CGI to various dreamt and incarnate potentials of biological production—are shifting the reigning cultural paradigms of life in significant ways, moving away from questions about ontology, category, and being, to ones of appearance, metamorphosis, and affect.

About Deborah Levitt
Deborah Levitt is Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School, in NYC.  She is a media historian and theorist, and her publications include articles on media and biopolitics, contemporary film theory, and affect and immersion in digital cinema.  Her article, “Animation and the Medium of Life: Media Ethology, An-Ontology, Ethics” appeared in Inflexions (2014) and her most recent essay, “Doll Parts (or Mamoru Oshii’s Kleist Crisis),” appears in the edited volume, Waking Life:Kino zwischen Technik und Leben (Berlin: b_books, 2016). Her book, The Animatic Apparatus, is forthcoming from Zero Books.

ArtCenter South Florida | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Free & Open to the public.

Innocence: Ghost in the Shell 2 (Mamoru Oshii, 2004)

Beachball Antenna Open House


Beachball Antenna Open House
Monday, July 25 | 4:00 – 7:30 pm
South Pointe Park | 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Visiting artist Heidi Neilson invites you to a unique Open House on the beach. Through a series of beachball antennas she receives transmissions from orbiting NOAA weather satellites. Once installed on the beach and connected to a radio and a computer, the beachballs facilitate collecting and viewing images of the shoreline as seen by satellites passing above the earth’s orbit. Visitors can meet the artist and learn about the process in detail as well as observe the signals and the images through a software program.

About Heidi Neilson
Heidi Neilson is an artist addressing topics such as weather, fake snow, and the cultural landscape of outer space. Her work, often collaborative and publishing-based, has been supported by the Art Matters Foundation, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, the College Book Art Association, The Drawing Center, Flux Factory, I-Park, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, Kala Art Institute, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Printshop, New York Foundation for the Arts, Provisions Library, the Queens Museum of Art, Visual Studies Workshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative, co-founded SP Weather Station, and her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections. Born in Oregon, Heidi received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and lives and works in New York.



ON VIEW July 6 – 15, 2016
924 Lincoln Rd. Studio #208

The Field Miami at ArtCenter/ South Florida presents Field Day, the culminating presentation of the FieldWork 8-week workshop led by Oscar Fuentes. The evening will feature works-in-progress by: Barbara Bollini, Susan Feliciano, Pedro A. Figueredo, Monica Flores, Oscar Fuentes and Kate Kishel.

About FieldWork
As a founding program of The Field, New York, this valuable method of feedback has been utilized and honed by artists for more than 20 years. The Field Miami is part of the Field Network, based in New York, a consortium of 11 satellite locations in the U.S. and Europe.

FieldWork is for any emerging, mid-career or established artist looking for a new way to develop new or existing work and bring insight to their creative processes by allowing exposure to other artists’ feedback. One of the founding principles of FieldWork is that it is not curated – any interested artist is able to participate. FieldWork offers artists an opportunity to try out new ideas and take risks. FieldWork workshops afford artists a safe setting to receive honest and rigorous feedback about their art before it hits the stage or the wall.

Portable Editions: Come Riso with us!


Portable Editions: Come Riso with us!
Wednesday, July 6 | 7-9 pm
ArtCenter’s Studio #102
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Interested in zine and print culture? During July’s Studio Crawl, join Juana Meneses and Leila Leder Kremer of Portable Editions for the 7th edition of Tropical Riso: A collaborative zine and participatory instant bookmaking project. The public is invited to create images using ink pens, pencil and collage to be duplicated on their Riso machine. Visitors can step in anytime during the two hours and leave their “mark” to be later reproduced on the Riso at 8:30pm. Copies of the zine will be available at the end of the event. All materials are provided.

About Portable Editions
Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer are interdisciplinary artists and curators based in Miami. In 2013 they started collaborating as Meneses+Leder Kremer, drawing from the wealth and diversity of their own individual artistic practices. Their curatorial projects and participatory art experiences emphasize mobility and community involvement. In 2014 they launched Portable Editions, a publishing operation aimed to foster understanding for artists’ books as portable, intimate, and democratic works of art. In 2015 they created Portable Editions: LAB, an itinerant book & zine making unit as an extension of Portable Editions. PE: LAB embraces a collaborative model of project-driven exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops that occur as pop-up events. Support for Portable Editions: LAB is provided by Cannonball through its WaveMaker grant program.

Visiting Writer Rujeko Hockley


Visiting Writer Rujeko Hockley
in partnership with the Miami Rail

Friday, June 24, 2016 | 7 PM
ArtCenter/South Florida – Downtown Miami
1035 N Miami Ave #300, Miami, FL 33136
Free Entry

ArtCenter/South Florida is pleased to host an Art Talk with Miami Rail’s 19th Visiting Writer Rujeko Hockley. Rujeko Hockley is the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Her interests include modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on conceptual and other avant-garde practices, social movements, and the African diaspora. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Visual Arts department at the University of California, San Diego. Previously, Hockley worked as Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem. She has also organized exhibitions and programs at various independent spaces in San Diego and New York, and has written broadly on contemporary art. She received her B.A. in Art History from Columbia University.

Please RSVP to administrator@miamirail.org

The Miami Rail’s Visiting Writers Program is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Play: performers creating | creators performing


Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 7 pm
924 Lincoln Road #211, Miami Beach

Current ArtCenter/South Florida resident Molly Joyce and Miami-based composer Matthew Taylor present a double bill performance showcasing the intersection of their creative and performative work titled Play: performers creating/creators performing. The event features both artists presenting original work on their musical instruments of choice. Joyce will perform on her vintage toy organ with electronics and accompany video by Miami-based artist Leo Castaneda. Taylor will present a solo saxophone set featuring guided improvisation, newly composed music, and a piece by Claude-Achille Debussy.

Free and open to the public.

Curator in Residence Talk: Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga

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Curator in Residence Talk | Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga
Be careful with each other, so we can be dangerous together

Saturday, April 23 | 11:00 am
ArtCenter Downtown | 1035 N. Miami Ave. #300, Miami, FL
Free & open to the public

Be careful with each other, so we can be dangerous together is an ongoing curatorial research on notions of care, social affect and mutual support across a spectrum of visual and cultural practices. It was recently initiated through the program La Práctica in Beta Local (San Juan, PR), as an entry point from where to investigate the types of affective regimes set in motion by different artistic communities and economies. Drawing from an array of feminist practices, theory on the commons as well as pedagogies, archives and artworks, the project seeks to devise how affective apparatuses are created and activated throughout different artistic, curatorial and institutional gestures – what affects do they unleash, and how, in turn, notions such as care, support, vulnerability or glamour articulate them. The presentation will share the initial status of the research, and the materials collected so far.

Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga is an independent curator and researcher, based in Madrid. Her practice deals with issues of geography and coloniality, production and exhibition apparatuses in art and culture, and their inscription as sites of knowledge production. She is part of the artistic collective Magnetic Declination and of the research group Península. Recent projects include Cannibal House, at the Cultural Centre of Spain in Costa Rica; Canibalia, at the Kadist Foundation in Paris; Until lions have their own historians, with Magnetic Declination at Matadero Madrid; Broadening the battlefield at the Cultural Centre Montehermoso, and Miralda’s Twin Tastes & Tongues at 9th Shanghai Biennale. Morandeira holds a BA in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University College of London. At the moment she is part of La Práctica in Beta Local, Puerto Rico.

Image: Diego del Pozo, Suaves se revelan, ásperas se cuidan, todas se tocan (2016)

Miami Make Week


ArtCenter/ South Florida & the first annual Miami Make Week

Join us at the ArtCenter on Saturday, November 14 from 3-6pm for Music Maker, a free etching and printing workshop using vintage vinyl and led by ArtCenter’s resident printmaker, Loren Abbate. Music will be provided by DJ and ARTstudies Instructor, Lazaro Amaral. To RSVP for this event please click here

Workshop location: ArtCenter’s PRINTshop, 924 Lincoln Rd. #103, Miami Beach

Miami Make Week is a 10-day celebration (November 6th – 15th, 2015) of creative co-working and maker spaces in the Greater Miami area. Miami Make Week will consist of a series of daily educational workshops, networking opportunities, and other public events held at participating co-working and maker spaces throughout the county, all anchored around a design and prototyping competition.  For more information please visit MiamiMakeWeek.com.

Whip It Good

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 7pm
Performance by Jeannette Ehlers | Curated by Alanna Lockward

ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery | 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Whip It Good is a live performance by Jeannette Ehlers, a Caribbean diaspora artist born and based in Denmark. It was first presented in Berlin at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in 2013 and later recreated at Vestindisk Pakhus (“The West India Warehouse”) in Copenhagen, where, in earlier times, rum, sugar, and coffee from the Antilles were lugged in. This performance will be re-enacted on April 16, 2014 at 7pm at ArtCenter/South Florida’s Richard Shack Gallery where she will challenge the audience with a deceivingly simple action: whipping—one of the most brutal means of punishment during slavery. Whip It Good is a modest but tense rebellion against the past.

Ehlers currently has a major solo exhibition Say It Loud at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center and her work is part of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World at the Perez Art Museum Miami.

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