[resource-net] Think Tank today in Berlin with myself, Zach Blas and Pinar Yoldas

micha cárdenas mmcarden at usc.edu
Wed Aug 7 11:23:14 CEST 2013

Hi resourcers,

I hope you can make it to this event today! Zach, Pinar and myself have all
presented at transmediale previously.

[image: platoon-logo]<http://transreal.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/platoon-logo.png>


This screening and panel includes three research-based artist presentations
that use political disturbance to speculate, envision, and perform
posthuman, metahuman, and unhuman futures.


[image: jovan-new-hoodie-3-crop]<http://transreal.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/jovan-new-hoodie-3-crop.jpg>

*Jovan Wolfe wearing Autonets Hoodie Designed by micha cárdenas and Ben
Klunker, image by micha cárdenas*

Pinar Yoldas,
Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University

“An Ecosystem of Excess” An Ecosystem of Excess is an attempt to create a
post-human eco-system, a living community of speculative organisms and
their environment. The project takes the idea that we are surrounded by
"man-made extreme environments" as its starting point. According to the
primordial soup theory, about four billion years ago life starts in the
oceans when inorganic matter turns into organic molecules. Today, the
oceans have turned into a plastic soup . This project asks a very simple
question:”If life started today in the oceans of plastic, what kind of life
forms would emerge out of this contemporary primordial ooze? To answer this
question the project suggests a series of interconnected species burgeoning
in pelagic plastic, chemical sludge and other debris.


Micha Cárdenas,
Media Arts + Practice, University of Southern California

"Building the Movements to Keep Us Safe" Local Autonomy Networks (Autonets)
is an artivist project focused on creating digital and non-digital networks
of communication to increase community autonomy and reduce violence against
women, LGBTQI people, people of color and other groups who continue to
survive violence on a daily basis. Autonets considers how movement is a
technology that can be used for decolonization and how dance and
performance can be used to develop networks for community based responses
to violence.


Zach Blas,
Literature, Information Science + Information Studies, Visual Studies, Duke

“Queer Illegibility and the Facial Weaponization Suite” Facial
Weaponization Suite develops forms of collective, artistic protest against
biometric facial recognition, global surveillance, and informatic
capture–as well as the inequalities these technologies propagate–by making
masks in community-based workshops that are used for public intervention
and performance. These masks are forms of queer escape and opacity that
refuse the parsing, categorizing, and calculations of standardized,
normalized recognition and perception registers; the masks attempt to
generate a presence that is illegible to such forms of control. One mask in
the suite, the Fag Face Mask, is a response to scientific studies that link
determining sexual orientation through rapid facial recognition. This mask
is generated from the biometric facial data of many queer men’s faces,
resulting in a mutated, alien facial mask that cannot be read or parsed by
biometric facial recognition technologies.



to know more about the artists Micha Cardenas, Zach Bas and Pinar Yoldas
please visit our webpage:


PLATOON . cultural development
schönhauser allee 9
10119 berlin . germany
tel: +49-(0)30-2888-2160
berlin at kunsthalle.com


parking lot available!


by public transportation
U2 to Senefelder Platz, walk south (2min)
U2, M8, Bus 142 to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, walk north (2min)
U8 to Rosenthaler Platz, walk east (6min)

micha cárdenas

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.transmediale.de/pipermail/resource-net-transmediale.de/attachments/20130807/b1f0f30f/attachment.html>

More information about the resource-net mailing list