Ulaṭbānsi / Zigzagging

  • November 2, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Bard Graduate Center

    38 West 86th Street
    New York, New York 10024
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Ulaṭbānsi / Zigzagging
A film screening and conversation with Harlizius-Klück and Annapurna Mamidipudi
November 2 at 6 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall


Join us for film and conversation. Ulaṭbānsi / Zigzagging is a short film that explores weaving and musical practices in India, commissioned by the PENELOPE project and produced by the Indian collective Handloom Futures Trust. Following the screening, two members of the PENELOPE team—Ellen Harlizius-Klück and Annapurna Mamidipudi—will reflect on the film and their larger project: to integrate ancient weaving into the history of science and technology, especially digital technology. 

The PENELOPE project builds on the hypothesis that there was a significant but tacit contribution of textile technology to the advent of science in ancient Greece. Starting from Gilbert Simondon’s observation that technologies require an original mode of existence accounting for their particular form of detour, we propose the technological zigzag of threads in weaving as a paradigm for this mode. The project builds in theory and practice on the technological principles of ancient weaving that are hidden behind the relations of metaphor and concept or mythos and logos, and which we detect in all sorts of ancient texts, be they philosophical, poetical, mythographic, cosmological, or mathematical.

Date & Time

Wed, Nov 2, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Bard Graduate Center

38 West 86th Street
New York, New York 10024 Bard Graduate Center
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