In his second book, titled “Shard Cinema,” writer, theorist, and artist Evan Calder Williams used the all-too-familiar slow-motion images of breaking glass in blockbuster films as a means to unravel the ways in which images are produced, circulated, and consumed. In the second episode of The Archipelago with Evan Calder Williams, he talks about this certain cycle in contemporary visual culture, permeating everything from action movies to visions of disaster, while also interpreting the recent shift in his interests towards architecture, infrastructure, sickness, toxicity, and conspiracy theories.
What is The Archipelago?
A 60-minute talk show featuring theorists, artists and writers contemplating on the cultural moment. The Archipelago follows ideas that erupt from the abyss of human activity, diverse and divergent at first, before congealing into a new pensive framework. A podcast series as an archive of differing viewpoints, blending together into an imaginary production of the future.
Hosted by Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou