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Yoonkyung Lim: One’s Position

Yoonkyung Lim's (Alum Berlin '20) solo exhibition 'One’s Position,' at Seoul's The Reference, examines one’s roles and relationships to others in a given social context. Yoonkyung Lim, “Time Line: Statism Code (My birth year)”(2020-ongoing), exhibition view The exhibition presents Time Line: Statism Code and Looking for One’s Position. Time Line: Statism Code is an art-event where participants can recompose legal codes by situating themselves to reflect and reinterpret other's positions that…

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Skinship Larp @ AI Party Pep Rally

Susan Ploetz (Faculty Berlin '19) is running a larp titled Skinship as part of the festival AI Party Pep Rally, by Bombina Bombast, based in Malmö. Describing the Skinship larp (or, Touching Intelligence in its online iteration), Susan explains; Participants play alien sensing-creatures exploring their surroundings and objects/beings in a strange new land, combining the information they collect in a multi-lingual poem-like matrix in/for their distributed collective intelligence/memory. In this…

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Album Release: We Are Not Sick

After two years in the making, in September We Are Not Sick (John Longwalker and Geert Lovink [Faculty Berlin '16]) launched their first theory-music album, titled 'Sad by Design.' Sad By Design is an album of music inspired and interwoven with the book of the same title by band member Geert Lovink. John Longwalker provides production across a variety of genres — from gentle ambient to a raw, nearly brutal hip hop style to anthemic acid house — in order to maximize the potential audience space.…

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Mother Tongue | The Immigrant Artist Biennial Virtual Exhibition

As part of the Immigrant Biennial 2020: Here, Together!, Furen Dai (Alum Berlin '20) is showing their works Federal Census (Nativity and Mother Tongue) and Federal Census (Health), in the virtual exhibition Mother Tongue. Photo Credit- Eli Klein Gallery Furen Dai writes the following about their participating works Federal Census (Nativity and Mother Tongue) and Federal Census (Health): 'The United States census, mandated in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, is the process of…

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Diary of a Stylist | INC Longform

The Institute of Network Culture's latest longform 'Diary of a Stylist' by Maisa Imamović (Berlin 19') reveals the writer's experience as a e-commerce stylist, discovering the 'the styling of aesthetics in and out of professionally creative contexts', as well as 'yet another bored state of being.' 'In 2019 I started the job of an e-commerce stylist. Each working day I enter the warehouse at 8:34 AM. When inside, the first thing I do is walk myself to the clocking-in station where an iPad asks…

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The Glossary of Cognitive Activism (For a Not So Distant Future)

The Glossary of Cognitive Activism (For a Not So Distant Future) is a companion to the three-volume anthology Warren Neidich (SFSIA founder/director) co-edited entitled The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism (2013–’17), a highly collaborative project that emerged out of a series of conferences in Los Angeles, Berlin, and London. Check out this recent review, "The Neural Battlefield of Cognitive Capitalism," in Los Angeles Review of Books.  "The brain has become the nexus of an…

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Scalable Skeletal Escalator

Scalable Skeletal Escalator is an experimental live art work at Kunsthalle Zürich, conceived by Isabel Lewis (Faculty Berlin '19), in the form of a holobiont, a multi-organismic assemblage, like the human body itself, shuddering and shaking into being. The work moves through four levels of Löwenbräukunst, where Kunsthalle Zürich is located, questioning how might a dancer pause – or interrupt – the history of how we conceive of and live our embodiment? Scalable Skeletal Escalator. Photo by Annik…

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MARCH: a journal of art & strategy – Issue 01

MARCH: a journal of art & strategy is pleased to announce its inaugural print edition which occupies the first issue of October in order to reopen an inquiry into the relationship between revolutionary practice, theoretical inquiry and artistic innovation in our time. The issue traces radical departures and enclosures articulating our moment through eleven essays assessing the structural issues within visual art and its institutions through strategic criticism, critical fabulation and…

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Book Release | Offline Matters: The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work

Offline Matters: The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work exposes the true state of precarious work in the creative industries today, where the 'digital first' mindset is doctrine, burnout is an uninterrogated part of the deal, and formations of solidarity become increasingly difficult in fragmentised conditions.

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Sound as Divinity with SAVVYZΛΛR

Through October, SAVVYZΛΛR takes listeners on sonorous travel tracing a number of archaeological musical artifacts native to Mesoamerica before the arrival of the Europeans. The series of journeys wander into the early perceptions regarding sound conceived as divinity. SAVVYZΛΛR, under the artistic direction of Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Faculty '19, '20) commissioned composer, educator, musician and instrument maker Luis Perez Ixoneztli to produce a 4-part series which peers into profound…

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