Salon Digital – Julia Preiß und Timon Bohn
Salon Digital - Julia Preiß and Timon Bohn
Eventsseries / 20.01.2022
Within Salon Digital, Julia Preiß and Timon Bohn present their work.
Entangled Body Infrastructures
Entangled Body Infrastructures is a performative enactment of media infrastructures and its entanglement with the human body. Media infrastructures, among other things, consist of its physical components and the data being distributed, in which matter only exists or has the function of guiding the data, whereby the data can only exist on the basis of matter.
In this performance, the human body serves as a redirection of the natural flow of data by getting interconnected into an infrastructural construct. The body is placed or used as a fragment of this material data flow. It not only becomes a cruel component of the materiality, but has an impact on the data being distributed.
20.01.2022, 6 pm admission, 6:30 pm start
Online via MS Teams: https://tinyurl.com/2p9ac42d
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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