Presenting lithium as the new gold, this exhibition explores its history and future, as well as the various myths surrounding electricity, energy and the exploitation of minerals
The author looks at a range of psychiatric and neurological disorders that result when body and brain are out of sync, including not only the well-known phantom limb syndrome but also phantom breast and phantom penis syndromes; body integrity identity disorder, which compels a person to disown and then amputate a healthy arm or leg; and such eating disorders as anorexia
The artist is continuing his exploration into a future that will probably depend more on DIY and basic survival skills than on the thrills of green, sleek smart cities
What is that nature we so desperately worship, seek to love, protect and save? Does it even exist?
While the Meta.Morph festival explored society’s love for nature, Laura Beloff probed into ecophobia and more specifically the disgust we feel towards creatures like ticks and other parasites
The performative installation overcomes vast distances to facilitate moments of human encounter between people at opposite ends of supply chains, making visceral the extraordinary scale, and underlying humanity, of the globalised economy
Tiny Mining is a mineral exploration co-operative and community committed to the open source exploitation of the interior of the human body for rare earth and other mineral resources
In her ongoing show in Milan, Anicka Yi highlights how our associations with smell, along with sight, breed prejudices and anxieties
An oracle inspired by Marxism, a School of Algorithmic Solidarity, a bot that follows Socrates’ encouragement to “know yourself”, a poetical exploration of the asynchronicity between human and computer times, an archive of body parts that resist patriarchal technology….
“Text is not the only way to make arguments,” writes curator and scholar Hannah Star Rogers. “Materials, too, have the potential to impact conversations in new ways”
While weather patterns have been disrupted -sometimes irreversibly- by technologies reliant on extractivism, these same technologies are now hailed as saviours that can protect the planet through weather manipulation
How cold is weaponised to control, punish and persecute communities, individuals, in particular racialised people
Félix Blume’s sound pieces, videos, actions and installations make you see the fantastic in the mundane and the poetical in the every day
What would happen if the development, running and all the activities associated with a major art center were guided by an energy budget and not just by a financial one? If, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, that cultural space were to cut its energy use by 50%?
Playing with gender tropes, stereotypes, sense of place, and future perspectives, artists interrogate individuality as we know it and as it might be
30 Italian and international artists have based their research path on the exchange, dialogue and interaction between knowledge and imagination
It seems that design is locked in a system of exploitation and profit, a cycle that fosters inequality and the depletion of natural resources. CAPS LOCK uses clear language and striking visual examples to show how graphic design and capitalism are inextricably linked
The film explores the invisible border that marks our oral cavity and defines the sounds and words we can pronounce. We carry with us these limits, created by our mother-tongue, becoming ourselves a mobile check-point, wherever we are
The artists selected in the show investigate a world made of processes, not objects. A world where matter fluctuates, shifts, mutates
From the politics of proxies to space extractivism and the commodification of the commons, including citizenship by investment and the art market, everything indicates that “offshore governance” has become the norm…
The Device_art festival questions, subverts and adds poetry and humour to the many devices, systems, mechanics and machines that share our life
A group exhibition reflecting on the transformation of labor in the post-industrial and digital era, between awareness and disillusion, precariousness and empowerment
I discovered Éva Ostrowska‘s work while visiting SWIPE RIGHT!, a show that attempts to explore the many influences that digital technologies exert on contemporary romance.
But what are the wider effects of whistleblowing as an act of dissent on politics, society, and the arts? How does it contribute to new courses of action, digital tools, and contents?
Post-Capital presents works by artists who explore the aesthetics, paradoxes, absurdities and ethical questions posed by post-industrial and perhaps post-capital economies
What happens when you short-circuit capitalism and nationalism? What if freedom of movement, if human rights become nothing but a USP and national border regimes can be bargained away, like in a casino?
“Carrying on in denial is going to bring disasters sooner, whereas by facing up to what is happening and could happen can bring us the strength to have honest and open discussion about it.”
There are great ways to adapt to the climate crisis that confronts us, but there are disastrous ways too. In this book, Morgan Phillips takes us from the air-conditioned pavements of Doha and the ‘cool rooms’ of Paris, to the fog catchers of Morocco and the agro-foresters of Nepal
The exciting city of Bologna and a biennial dedicated to photography on Industry and Work. Say no more, […]
The ubiquity of access to information has lulled us into complacency with its flipside: ever more highly technologized forms of surveillance and the overexposure of our personal data
New connections between gamification, fantasy and political radicalization
An event in Marseille offered some thoughts on ideas of sustainability, resilience and the effects of the capitalocene on non-human life
The course will explore how artists, designers and activists use biohacking, gaming, robotics, synthetic biology, photography and collaborative experiments to investigate existential threats, devise creative strategies for survival and explore humanity’s strange fascination for apocalyptic scenarios
HEK (House of Electronic Arts) in Basel invites visitors to play with video games that challenge gaming tropes -in particular the stereotypes of virility and the logic of competition- as well as our understanding of what it means to interact
If you’re curious about Italian photographers’ perspective on contemporary society, here’s a brisk walk through the show…
The exhibition in a box features artists, thinkers and researchers whose works unravel the many complex technological, social and ecological systems, both visible and invisible, that surround us
“The recreational and tourist industry is constantly producing new sports models and trends which show a kind of detachment from the landscape context. Events that take place in a landscape that is in itself fragile due to its topographical configuration, such as glaciers, are only related to the place through the type of sporting activity practicised there”
Maxime Berthou’s cloud-seeding performance meant that he basically attempted to “steal” clouds heading to the US and make them rain over Canada. This artistic gesture hinted at the possibility of geopolitical disputes arising between neighbour countries over the ownership of water contained in clouds
While sparsely occupied ultra-thin “pencil towers” develop in our cities, functioning as speculative wealth storage for the superrich and cavernous “iceberg” homes extend architectural assets many stories below street level, communities around the globe are blighted by zombie and ghost urbanism, marked by unoccupied neighbourhoods and abandoned housing developments
The digital revolution has given rise to new models of collaboration and knowledge production but also to new forms of exploitation, precariousness and dependency that have been likened to feudalism