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

micha cárdenas mmcarden at usc.edu
Wed Aug 7 11:37:23 CEST 2013

Sorry, forgot to say, it's from 16:00-18:00 today!


On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 11:23 AM, micha cárdenas <mmcarden at usc.edu> wrote:

> 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.
> http://www.pinaryoldas.info/
> 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.
> http://transreal.org/
> Zach Blas,
> Literature, Information Science + Information Studies, Visual Studies,
> Duke University
> “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.
> http://www.zachblas.info/
> ///
> to know more about the artists Micha Cardenas, Zach Bas and Pinar Yoldas
> please visit our webpage:
> www.kunsthalle.com/berlin/program/think-tank-sessions
> PLATOON . cultural development
> schönhauser allee 9
> 10119 berlin . germany
> tel: +49-(0)30-2888-2160
> berlin at kunsthalle.com
> www.kunsthalle.com/berlin
> www.platoon.org
> 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
> http://michacardenas.org
> http://twitter.com/michacardenas
> http://femmedisturbance.tumblr.com

micha cárdenas

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