Shadow Libraries: Ubuweb in Athens

A three-day festival at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens curated by Ilan Manouach & Kenneth Goldsmith. The program consisted of an exhibition, an educational program of four workshops and two symposia. In an age where public libraries are an endangered institution, UbuWeb and other collections run by amateur librarians emerge as new, vital topographies of sharing. This symposium and the related workshops explored the conceptual consistency and the ethics of digital preservation and distribution from the practitioners’ perspective. The invited guests unpacked the thingness of these fragile knowledge infrastructures and discussed how their architecture challenges current norms of intellectual property rights, market concentration and control of access.


Curated by:

Ilan Manouach & Kenneth Goldsmith

Guests: Dušan Barok (Monoskop), Vicki Bennett, David Desrimais, Craig Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dina Kelberman, Marcell Mars (Public Library), Tom McCarthy, Steve McLaughlin, Emily Segal, Cornelia Sollfrank, Peter Sunde


Shadow Libraries

Authoring in the Digital Age


Large-scale digital preservation by Steve McLaughlin

Archiving in Style by David Desrimais

Exquisite Corpse by Vicki Bennett

RULES! by Dina Kelberman


a 24h video marathon

Mirror, an audio-visual performance by Vicki Bennett

The Ideal Lecture (In Memory of David Antin) by Kenneth Goldsmith

A Top Tens exhibition curated by Elpida Karamba

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