Pedro Marum reviews IGNORANCE: The Power of Non-Knowledge, an event of Disruption Network Lab in Berlin, which discusses ways and strategies to explore, unveil and unmake ignorance and its political, legal and social uses in everyday life.
The 2015 film Dreams Rewired (dirs. Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhardt, Thomas Tode) screened at Watermans, London on Nov 13th. By comparing historic and current responses to new media, the film makes links between time periods and spaces. This review takes snippets from the film as starting points to introduce some of its main themes.
Two years after Harun Farocki's death, a project-retrospective collaboration of his work was undertaken, with its first part at The Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) named ‘What is at Stake’, and more recently the second-part titled ‘Empathy’ at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies focusing on an analysis of labour within the framework of capitalist demands. The exhibition ran from the 2nd of June until the 16th of October 2016.
Why was there not to be a Soviet Internet? Can the roots of today's Internet be connected to the ideologies of capitalism? Baruch Gottlieb reviews and questions Benjamin Peters’ book "How to Network a Nation".
In Power and Architecture, the post-Soviet city and utopian public space was used as a critical framework with which to discuss issues related to the Russian contemporary culture and identity. Molly Hankwitz reviews the exhibition that was presented as a sequence of four interconnected installments in Calvert 22.
What does it mean to think and act as a sculptor on the net? Artist, Jan Robert Leegte has been reflecting on this question since before the invention of Web 2.0. His solo (online) exhibition at Carroll / Fletcher Onscreen is the right opportunity to discover its peculiar research.
What is the relationship between state corruption and economic collapse in Greece? Lina Theodorou, artist and creator of the board game 'Pawnshop', talks with Furtherfield’s Ruth Catlow about Grexit, Brexit, and crisis in Europe.
This is a review of Leila Johnston's residency at the Rambert Dance company from October 2015 - 2016 and the report she produced as a result. It looks at the value Leila brought by engaging the company with her critical perspectives about tech culture, as much as by introducing the dancers to 'tools'.
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