This Historical Moment

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Neoliberalism has destroyed what exists leaving a blank, a clearing, a new space.

In a sense we can say we have entered a moment where it is possible to re-imagine art again for the 1st time in 200 years

How do we meet this challenge?

We can pose the question another way “If you were offered the opportunity to shape art and thinking would you take up the challenge?”

Is it possible to coordinate a situation where cultures and peoples meet to exchange ideas to contest existing thinking and positions to reshape  centres of cultural power?

This opening is where art and thinking starts again

This is stage one in developing a project, whose extent and breadth will develop and become apparent over time.

What are the issues that require to be looked at, who is interested in engaging and exchanging ideas and what form should this exchange take?

A series of introductions to This Historical Moment through developing a non-visual practice 

What is a non-visual practice?

How do we discuss, analyse and break with neoliberalism from within neoliberalism?

What is a Participating Culture?

5 Years Gallery, London, UK

Sunday 27th May 4-5 pm

*Material on the event will be published in a 5 Year publication later in the year

Documentation of the event

Art as Global Currency

Molecular images

Art as Global Currency in 8 simple clusters and 2 complex clusters and one image molecular images combining all the images into different patterns

Drunken Walk Algorithm used in the stock Market,

Descartes “I think therefore l am”, location of folders on

my desk top, Art about nothing

Plotting the rise of the Right wing, Arts links to the Art Market, excavating Western Ontology as the root and core of Western Global White Supremacists

How do we assemble a work that is capable of operating today within the existing complexity, what issues and aspects does it need to assimilate?

What is the context against which we exist and produce culture and which art and culture contributes in shaping?

A work assembled from 10 x clusters of screen shots of images extracted from Multiple internet sites. Selected images from the Mining the internet series 2014-18, building a picture of total power. Key figures who contributed to the conceptualisation and shaping of the Post Historical environment we exist in and against which art functions and promotes.

Figures who shaped the British Empire and who went onto assist in the rebranding of the British Empire into the British Commonwealth, the formation of a Global Government, writing of British History. The formation of the EU, Nonlinear Warfare, images of the end of history and political historical events.

The texture of post Global Market collapse 2008, the financialization of art, arts link to the art market, and arts role in Globalisation, and the capacity of art to address this complexity.

Tate Liverpool Exchange, Liverpool, UK

“Production – Process – Collaboration”

28th July – 5th August

in parallel to the Liverpool Biennial

                           The talk and project take place in the Tate Exchange main space

My text in the catalogue VVM 7

I will give a talk on Saturday August 4th, 3 pm on

“What is a Participating Culture?”

with the curator Camilla Boemio

 Presentation for Tate Liverpool Exchange 8.5 11.27am

For further information, dates and names of venues,  ideas for engaging with the concept and joining a debate, and suggestions for  responding  to the material, please look through the material below

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Invitation to contributors


Contribution to the material

The start of any contribution and contact should be in the form of statements and diagrams on local newspapers

Then statements from different contributions will be extracted to make something similar to Luthers 95 thesis

From this beginning other forms are planned, for instance

How do we translate these ideas into a way of living for a place and setting for experimental living?

Unfortunately the project for Uddebo will now no longer continue beyond the initial research

David Goldenberg visiting Uddebo

Realising ideas in the village of Uddebo, Sweden

Please email material or enquiries to David Goldenberg on

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