The book takes our planetary state of emergency as an opportunity to imagine constructive change and new ideas. How can we survive in an age of constant environmental crises?
“With so many tears I started to wonder whether it is possible to cultivate some marine life in them,” the designer writes.
The curious afterlives of an obsolete disk storage through the words of those involved with the medium today
An investigation into the colonial logic at work in contemporary Russian warfare through the largely unknown history of Soviet military cybernetic research
“If you care about the future of life on the planet, you have several possibilities to continue working as an artist, doing work in relation to and in collaboration with protagonists of progressive social movements. And I’m afraid a classical studio practice is becoming more and more cynical and irrelevant…”
The artworks explore the many challenges of our contemporary condition and reflect on a reality punctured from all sides. Not to commiserate on the state of the world but to stimulate discussions about how we can build a new reality
By using AI to anonymise the Russian soldiers, the artist points the finger at the Russian government’s failure to take responsibility for these deaths
The book maps, critiques, celebrates and historicises cultural activism, from the dual perspective of a commentator (as scholar and writer) and insider (as activist artist)
The festival deploys art and technology to lead its audience beyond the usual clichés and binaries such as urban vs rural or traditional vs innovative
How do we narrate extreme violence without succumbing to its necropolitical impact? How do we make the unheard audible?
The book reflects on Lisboa Soa’s ongoing investigation into the spatial, visual but also social and ecological dimensions of sound
The show addresses a series of themes including: gravity as “the greatest designer”, extraterrestrial architecture, deep space mysteries, future body modifications and other matters that raise more questions than answers
Server Farms as Sites of Participatory Power
A collection of credible, collaborative tools that attempt to recalibrate the relationship between plants, fungi, microbes, humans and other animals
Joan Fontcuberta and Pilar Rosado give politicians an orgasm while Zane Cerpina and Stahl Stenslie expose their research on Ecopornography in Digital Arts
Using quantum computing as both medium and subject matter, Libbey Heaney explores parallel worlds, probing the futures of powerful new quantum computing systems
In the Black Fantastic celebrates the ways that Black artists draw inspiration from African-originated myths, beliefs and knowledge systems, confounding the Western dichotomy between the real and unreal, the scientific and the supernatural
In 1970, a group of Buddhist monks protested against industrial pollution by traveling to factories with the objective of cursing factory owners to death
Can you buy your way out of major chaos and catastrophe? Is salvation a question of self-reliance? Or is it about joining forces and expertises to face together an uncertain and probably unpleasant future? Should we rely on technology or on good old survival skills?
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