Hot Circuits, Fleshless Bodies, Pear-Shaped Reason
Due to COVID-19, Hot Circuits, Fleshless Bodies, Pear-Shaped Reason is cancelled. We will update this post once we have more information.
Hot Circuits, Fleshless Bodies, Pear-Shaped Reason – Cybernetics and Counterculture is a lecture presentation by Lars Bang Larsen taking place at Bergen Kunsthall.
“Who, what, where are we amidst the froth of modern technology, the brew of chemicals and the agitated air of particulates and data streams? How are we? A small question – but a hard one,” the theorist Esther Leslie asked in response to the exhibition Mud Muses. A Rant About Technology (Moderna Museet Stockholm, 2019-2020).
Mud Muses, curated by Lars Bang Larsen, was an attempt at outlining an alternative history and future of art and technology. In an attempt of an evaluation, Larsen will use the project as a point of departure to talk about cybernetics as an “ontology of unknowability” (Andrew Pickering), and about artistic and countercultural (mis)uses of technology over the last 50 years. Artists such as Charlotte Johannesson, Jenna Sutela and Suzanne Treister have come up with unexpected responses about how to be, and how to act and think in the digital condition.