ONLINE: Salon Digital - Luiza Prado de O. Martins
ONLINE: Salon Digital – Luiza Prado de O. Martins
Eventseries / 16.06.2020
Luiza Prado de O. Martins will visit the Salon Digital. - Online.
Due to Covid-19 the lecturew will take place as a (half)public online version on June 16th, 2020. It will be published as a video soon.
A Topography of Excesses
“A Topography of Excesses” is an artistic research project that investigates technologies of birth control vis à vis colonial processes of production of race, gender, and sexuality. This lecture examines how the conception of ‘excess’ — attributed to those marginalized by Eurocentric framings of body, knowledge, sexuality, and subjectivity — is fundamentally linked to colonial violences. In this project, the artist offers a historical reframing meant to subvert and reject colonial narratives, and to nurture conversations on the medicalization of bodies, notions of ‘radical care,’ the poetic dimensions of herbal remedies, and a re-centering of indigenous and folk knowledges.
16.06.2020, 6 pm
Internal access via Microsoft Teams: Click Link - Like it is known via Hfk-Teamsaccount.
External access via Microsoft Teams Webapp (just via Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer):
Click Link - Click Option "Stattdessen im Web teilnehmen" - set a name - mute microphone (right switcher/shifter in the window) - Click "Jetzt teilnehmen" - Waiting till moderation let you in.
Or WATCH LIVE (without access): www.salon-digital.com/salon-25
Spektakel II: Reenactments in Art, Design, Science and Technology.
The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen launched a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable.
Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor.
The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates.
Organized by: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul