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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Chance Conference <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 12 Sep 1996 23:10:39 -0800
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November 8-10, 1996
CHANCE is a philosophical rave and summit meeting between artists and
philosophers, chaosophists and croupiers, mathematicians and musicians at
Whiskey Pete's Casino in the Nevada desert. A CHANCE to redefine this
century's romance with randomness and synchronicity less innocently for our
Sponsored By the Art Center College of Design and the French Cultural Servic=
Produced by CHRIS KRAUS
Web Site:
Email: [log in to unmask]
Three days of chance encounters, gambling and deep thought with Jean
Baudrillard, Allucqu=E8re Rosanne Stone and 30 other internationally active
cultural strategists ... music from the San Francisco bands Towel and
Ohm-a-Revelator... DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid... a one-time mystery jam
between six special guest star musicians with Red Krayola lead guitarist
Tom Watson... Financial Collapse - a talk by Wall Street chaos trader
Douglas Hepworth ... Calvin Meyers of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians on
the phantom desert... a roving fun-house of installation art and
readings... Hong Kong artist Shirley Tse on postcolonial mutation and the
aesthetics of fastfood...The Rules of the Game with Las Vegas Gambling
Academy Director Nick Kallos...Chance & Cut-Ups - a writing workshop with
Diane di Prima... the intensely nameless beauty of Oguri & Renzoku butoh...
"Chance is a special effect that redeems the paradoxical nature of our
lives." -- Jean Baudrillard
Jean Baudrillard 'is the most important and original French thinker of the
past twenty years.'  (J.G. Ballard)  Tongue-in-cheek,iconoclastic,
ruthlessly cultivating paradox at the expense of any established truth,
he's managed to radically upset our relation to the world and to thinking.
Although for a number of years he has exerted 'a virtual hegemony in the
American artworld' (New Art Examiner) Baudrillard never deviated from his
own course, deceiving fans and adversaries alike, challenging every single
paradigm in order to short-circuit contemporary reality.  Gambler of
concepts and poet of ideas, Baudrillard is the ultimate agent provocateur,
the exterminating angel of theory and yet its ultimate practitioner.
Allucqu=E8re Rosanne (Sandy) Stone is one of the world's leading
theoreticians of technology and the transhuman.  Stressing the interface
between the conscious body and technology at the end of the mechanical age,
her work has greatly advanced contemporary discourses of cyberspace, gender
and identity.  Writing in Artforum, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve has noted that
Stone's work "is one extended autobiographical performance breathes
of our technologically vibrant era.  [For Stone] virtuality is ...
practice, possibility, performativity, and most delicately, life."  Stone
is the author of The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the
Mechanical Age (MIT Press, 1995). She is the director of the Advanced
Communications Technology Laboratory (ACTLAB) at the University of Texas
where she teaches in the Department of Radio-TV-Film.
Chance will be held at Whiskey Pete's Casino & Hotel, one of three casinos
situated in Stateline, Nevada at the California border in the midst of
24,000 acres of public lands.
Via CAR: from Los Angeles: 4 hrs on I-15
Via CAR from San Francisco: 8.5 freeway hours
Via AIR: 40 miles south of Las Vegas Airport; then airport rental car or
K-T Shuttle Services to Primm/Stateline (Shuttle bus info: 1.702.644.2233)
CHANCE passes provide entrance to all events and can be bought with or
without Friday and Saturday night group rate accommodation. There are only
200 tickets, we reccomend ordering early rather than taking a CHANCE...
=46or the complete schedule and speaker/performer biographies check out our
website <> or request the full
electronic brochure from <[log in to unmask]>. You can call the CHANCE
Group at 818.568.4805. MEDIA INQUIRIES to 213.256.1340.
CHANCE Tickets
Please fax this with your credit card information or mail with your check
or credit card information.
CHANCE Fax:  818.795.0819
CHANCE c/o Department Chairs Office
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
___     SINGLE PASS ($180)
All Chance events + 2 nights private room
___     DOUBLE PASS ($250)
All Chance events for 2 + 2 nights double accommodation
___     TRIPLE PASS ($340)
All Chance events for 3 + 2 nights triple accommodation
___     QUADRUPLE PASS ($420)
All Chance events for 4 + 2 nights quadruple accommodation.
___     TRAILER PASS ($100)
All Chance events for 1 + 2 nights RV hook-up space
___     NOMAD PASS ($ 80)
All Chance events for 1; exclusive of accommodation
Name    __________________________
Address __________________________
Additional Names for Multiple Passes
Phone   __________________________
Email   __________________________
__ Mastercard  __ Visa __ Amex __ Discover
Billing Address  __________________________
Number  __________________________
Exp.            __________________________
Signature  __________________________
Pre or post-conference accommodation at Whiskey Pete's can be arranged
directly by calling 800.248.8453.  Names of all attendees for
double/triple/quadruple passes must be provided on order form with
purchase.  A credit card or $50 cash phone deposit must be provided to
Whiskey Pete's at check-in.  Attendees will be responsible for all phone,
room-service and incidental charges.
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