Fighting Technologies & Systems of Domination panel at DNL

Fighting Technologies & Systems of Domination panel at DNL

๐—™๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ & ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐——๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป – panel at Disruption Network Lab’s conference Artivismย 

With Derek Curry & Jennifer Gradecki (Artists, US), Yasmine Boudiaf (Artist, DZ/UK), Tobaron Waxman (Artist & Curator, CA/US/PL). Moderated by Magdalena Tyzlik-Carver (Associate Professor of Digital Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, PL/UK/DK).

00:00 Introduction by Tatiana Bazzichelli
02:10 Introduction by Magdalena Tyzlik-Carver
07:40 Derek Curry & Jennifer Gradecki
34:59 Yasmine Boudiaf
59:05 Tobaron Waxman
1:28:08 Discussion and Q&A

๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜† and ๐—๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ will discuss several research-based artworks that address and intervene in the socio-technical dimensions of technological power structures. These projects expand debates beyond a limited group of technocratic experts and reflect on the broad social impacts of these systems, from false positives in mass surveillance systems, to the algorithmic spread of misinformation and disinformation through content aggregation filters. By creating interactive artworks that replicate corporate and governmental technical systems, including the errors they produce, they allow the public to experience what are typically hidden or inaccessible systems while foregrounding the capitalist or governmental agendas that produced the technologies.

Through a performative lecture, ๐—ฌ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ณ will offer an insight into her artistic approach, situating the influence on public life of the entanglement between state and corporate tech actors as part of a wider pattern of behaviour that replays across history and geographies in different forms. Focusing on the UK context, she interrogates power, society and technology and explores these themes through a series of case studies.

โ€˜Gender Diasporistโ€™ is an interdisciplinary project combining video, photo, vocal performance, historic documents and artifacts, using what ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜…๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป calls โ€˜transsexual knowledgeโ€™ to interrogate how borders and concepts of citizenship make moral and ethical claims on our bodies. The project outlines the theocratic โ€˜gender recognitionโ€™ law in Poland regarding transsexuality and citizenship that Tobaron experienced when he applied for Polish citizenship as an out transsexual person of Polish-Jewish heritage. This was both a decolonial gesture, a refusal of the โ€˜right of returnโ€™ and an act of solidarity with feminists and LGBTQ+ allies and activists in Poland. This ongoing project is an interdisciplinary artwork that examines this legal process and its socio political and cultural implications in relation to issues of migration, inhabitance and border.

ARTIVISM: The Art of Subverting Power

23 Jun 2023
Berlin (DE)
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