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Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017 (part 2)

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:34:29 +0000

Man-made virgin forest, plants that remove toxic substances from polluted waters, community urban orchards, mobile library, etc. Today’s short selection will focus on artistic attempts (many of them successful) to restore environmental damage



Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017 (part 1)

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:17:01 +0000

Alone or with the help of local communities, these artists have cleaned up polluted areas, planted wheat field, provided pollinators with colourful and appetizing flowery landscapes, built hanging and floating gardens, initiated edible and medicinal urban farms, developed schemes for sharing excess food and bred more resilient chicken breeds



RAF. No Evidence / Kein Beweis: From criminal to artistic investigation

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:03:53 +0000

"A new perspective on a traumatic chapter in German history." Arwed Messmer begins with the various photographs made by police photographers at the time—pictures of demonstrators, crime scene images, and mug shots. He poses the question of how this past search for criminological evidence can be employed artistically



Underwater sound pollution and jellyfish communication. An interview with Robertina Šebjanič

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:06:17 +0000

Over the past few years, Robertina Šebjanič has been collaborating with scientists hackers, thinkers and other artists to explore themes such as interspecies communication, underwater sound pollution, the possible coexistence of animals and machines, chemical processes, the origin of life, etc.



Perpetual Uncertainty. Inhabiting the atomic age

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:15:00 +0000

Looking beyond the modernist vision of a utopian nuclear age, contemporary artists are engaging with the lived experience of radiation through nuclear objects, architectures and landscapes



The State of Things 2017: experiments in perception

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:28:09 +0000

If you ever find yourself in or around Brussels and are interested in art that explores technology in a meaningful way, then do visit the exhibition The State of Things 2017 at iMal, the center for digital cultures and technology



Uberworked and Underpaid: How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:41:28 +0000

Trebor Scholz exposes the uncaring reality of contingent digital work, which is thriving at the expense of employment and worker rights. The book is meant to inspire readers to join the growing number of worker-owned“platform cooperatives,” rethink unions, and build a better future of work



Sonic Radiations. A nuclear-themed playlist

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:18 +0000

Sonic Radiations. In search of a nuclear musicology is online. The compilation is pretty eclectic. Among the tracks you’ll find educational records from the 1960s, electronic sounds mixed with Nigerian afro beat grooves and other wonderfully weird sounds



Embracing plastic and the apocalypse: An interview with Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:30:14 +0000

I interviewed Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke about The 3D Additivist Manifesto and The 3D Additivist Cookbook for this year's edition of the Digital Design Weekend 2017 in London



Khandayati. Turning objects of oppression into spinning weapons

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:15:56 +0000

Maya Jay Varadaraj sees the glass bangles worn by married women in India as objects that condone the oppression of women and normalize violence towards them. Her Khandayati project uses household objects to reduce these bangles to dust and then transform them into spinning weapons