[resource-net] reSource alert: The Magical Secrecy Tour

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Wed May 21 09:35:02 CEST 2014


great to see that surveillance and whistle-blower issues keep developing
at the reSource and are covering the whole transmediale front page! :)



On 19/05/14 20:15, Kristoffer Gansing wrote:
> Dear reSource network,
> This is a special message to give you the very first chance to acquire
> seats for The Magical Secrecy Tour on June 5.
> Please visit:
> http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-magical-secrecy-tour-tickets-11635647535
> The link above has so far not been shared with anyone else but will be
> on Wednesday this week - so this an exclusive limited offer to the
> reSource network.
> So what would you be buying? Well, if you think that the future of the
> transmediale reSource events have been somewhat shrouded in mystery, it
> is because we have been indeed been at work in the shadows. Together
> with N.K. Projekt and the American writer Leslie Dunton-Downer we now
> bring you the Magical Secrecy Tour, an 8-hour bus tour and investigation
> into the surveillance culture of Berlin, marking the 1-year anniversary
> of the first public news of the Snowden leak.
> We have just gone public with the announcement of the event on
> http://www.transmediale.de
> As you can see there are public parts of the event in the morning at
> Brandenburger Tor and then a full night's programme after the bus tour
> at N.K. Projekt. But for the actual bus tour, there is a very limited
> amount of tickets available (due to limited seating) and we expect these
> seats to be gone in no time so if you are interested in this subject and
> want to be part of the one-off tour, better act now.
> More details on the event are pasted below and continuously added on our
> website (including updates to list of participants but be prepared for
> surprises!).
> Hope very much to see some of you on the bus and later that night at NK!
> best wishes,
> Kristoffer
> June 5, 2014 – a year after Snowden.
> 8 hours by bus into the surveillance culture of Berlin, plus
> whistle-blowing, films and performances.
> June 5, 2014 marks one year since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was
> introduced to a worldwide public. On this date, transmediale/resource
> teams up with N.K. Projekt and Leslie Dunton-Downer, fellow at The
> American Academy in Berlin, for a programme exploring Berlin as the
> global capital of informed response and resistance to mass surveillance.
> The June 5 project interlays the contemporary and the historical to ask
> what Berlin's surveillance culture can teach us about the actual powers
> of today's data-hungry states, organisations, and corporations. By
> addressing this issue, the attempt is to strengthen thriving new
> alliances in the resistance to covert massive data collection and
> exploitation. The programme invites the city's current composition of
> courageous hackers, technology-based artists, radical politicians,
> lawyers, journalists, and whistleblowers to outline possible creative
> interceptions for the fifth estate.
> Detailed Programme
> 8:00 - 8:30 – Whistleblower Sun Salute (Public Event)
> Gather at Brandenburger Tor to welcome June 5 with a whistle-blowing
> session led by Colin Hacklander of N.K. Projekt. Bring a whistle to pay
> tribute to Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers, and to create a
> public work of participatory art. Read more.
> 12:30 - 21:00 – The Magical Secrecy Tour, Berlin by Bus post-Snowden
> A one-off investigation into the past, present, and possible futures of
> surveillance. Throughout Berlin, passengers discover sites of historic
> and current relevance to surveillance culture and the Snowden leaks.
> Passengers also join participating artists, activists, and experts in a
> rolling "panel" discussion and debate about the significance of Berlin
> and possible responses to surveillance culture in the here and now.
> Moderated by transmediale artistic director Kristoffer Gansing.
> Hints about locations and discussion subjects covered in the tour: sites
> of dissidence, the German Constitution, treating humanity as big data,
> Martin Luther King & civil disobedience, sousveillance, economic
> espionage, data-dealing corporations, digital Stalinism, the legacy
> of hacker culture for self-exiles in post-Snowden Berlin, and (of
> course!) Merkel's Handy.
> 21:00 – Happening at N.K. Projekt, Elsenstraße 52, 12059 Neukölln
> (Public Event)
> Door charge: €10
> N.K. Projekt curates an exceptional evening with musicians and artists
> responding to data politics, surveillance & privacy issues, cultures of
> fear and Snowden's actions. Come hear sonified metadata; experiments in
> computer-controlled instruments and stroboscopes; algorithmic
> composition via different programming environments; and see familiar NSA
> slides in a new light. With Mattin, Jan Tilman Schade, Hacklander\Hatam
> with Fredrik Olofsson, Matthew Goodheart, Paul Brody, The New Berlin
> Oriental Quintet, and others... Read more.
> FUSE: applied algorithmic decay & controlled experiments in encryption -
> Prepare for June 5th by listening to the US Constitution, German
> Constitution, UN Declaration of Human Rights & A Declaration of the
> Independence of Cyberspace in states of change and contradiction,
> embodying the residual & renewable allure of authority and its
> opposites. A production by Farah Hatam, Colin Hacklander and Leslie
> Dunton-Downer. This piece's 3-day saga will reach its dramatic/temporary
> conclusion at N.K. Projekt on June 5 during the Happening. Tune in here
> for the live stream on June 3-5.
> Also premiering at transmediale.de and screened at N.K. Projekt
> Lars and Jonathan: A Berlin Friendship - German actor Lars Eidinger +
> American novelist Jonathan Lethem teamed up with director Amy Barrett to
> make a short fiction film that playfully engages questions about trust
> and friendship in the post-Snowden world. Watch this space for online
> viewing of the film!
> Go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/transmediale/sets/72157644268698039/
> for a behind-the-scenes look at the cast and crew of Lars and Jonathan
> on location at The American Academy in Berlin.
> The Magical Secrecy Tour is co-produced by transmediale/resource, N.K.
> Projekt and Leslie Dunton-Downer.

Tatiana Bazzichelli // programme curator
http://networkingart.eu // http://disruptiv.biz
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