Tuesday 10th September 2013, 8:00pm
Session 112: “Open Call: Art, Democracy and the Culture of Consensus” by David Geers
During this Theory Tuesdays session, Philip Matesic presented the essay “Open Call: Art, Democracy and the Culture of Consensus” by David Geers. Geers defines a culture of consensus as “A culture predicated on interactivity that promotes an atmosphere of democracy while it, in fact, subdues us with the illusion of choice and collective agreement.”
His essay addressed how an interactive society presents itself within and influences social movements, politics, pop culture and art. Geers’s essay appeared in issue number 17 of Fillip, a Vancouver-based publication on art and culture.