bodydatasphere

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Werkleitz Festival 2021 move to …
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bodydatasphere
2. 7. to 4. 7. 2021
Dokumentation der Arbeit Seeing I: The Protagonists von EMAP Künstler Mark Farid im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit Amotion von EMAP Künstlerin Silvia Rosani im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit Amotion von EMAP Künstlerin Silvia Rosani im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit Amotion von EMAP Künstlerin Silvia Rosani im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klem
Dokumentation der Arbeit The Irresistible Powers of Silent Talking von EMAP Künstler Andrius Arutiunian im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit The Irresistible Powers of Silent Talking von EMAP Künstler Andrius Arutiunian im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit Kissing Data Symphony vom EMAP Künstlerkollektiv Karen Lancel (NL) & Hermen Maat (NL) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit Kissing Data Symphony vom EMAP Künstlerkollektiv Karen Lancel (NL) & Hermen Maat (NL) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit Kissing Data Symphony vom EMAP Künstlerkollektiv Karen Lancel (NL) & Hermen Maat (NL) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit How to Make an Ocean von EMAP Künstlerin Kasia Molga (PL/GB) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klem
Dokumentation der Arbeit How to Make an Ocean von EMAP Künstlerin Kasia Molga (PL/GB) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klem
Dokumentation der Arbeit How to Make an Ocean von EMAP Künstlerin Kasia Molga (PL/GB) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klem
Dokumentation der Arbeit Empathy Swarm – Telehabitats von EMAP Künstlern Adam Donovan (AU) & Katrin Hochschuh (DE) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klem
Dokumentation der Arbeit Empathy Swarm – Telehabitats von EMAP Künstlern Adam Donovan (AU) & Katrin Hochschuh (DE) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klem
Dokumentation der Arbeit Empathy Swarm – Telehabitats von EMAP Künstlern Adam Donovan (AU) & Katrin Hochschuh (DE) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klem
Dokumentation der Arbeit Chronica von EMAP Künstler:in Sophie Hoyle (GB) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm
Dokumentation der Arbeit Chronica von EMAP Künstler:in Sophie Hoyle (GB) im Festivalgebäude in Halle (Saale)
Foto: Michel Klehm

The discourse programme around the bodydatasphere is devoted to digital bodies and sensory perception with a special focus on the fact that these are being increasingly surrounded, overseen, pre-calculated and controlled by technological environments – andimportantlyalsosubjected to the capitalistic logic of maximum returns.

To begin with, on Saturday, the philosopher Anna-Verena Nosthoff and the cultural studies expert and economist Felix Maschewski will discuss the body data collected by massively popular “wearables”, which are being marketed by technology companies in the newly discovered research and business field of consumer health.

Thereafter, in his keynote speech, Chris Salter, professor of computer-based art in Montreal, will explain how the 19th-century theory of psychophysics is currently experiencing a renaissance in the development of sensor-controlled wearables, VR headsets and wireless speaker systems. Karin Harrasser, professor of cultural studies at the Kunstuniversität Linz, will respondin depth to his reflections.

On Sunday, the bioart visual artist Margherita Pevere, who is fascinated by biological material and its transformation, will analyse the permeability and vulnerability of the human body. In a lecture,the author and artist Sophie Hoyle, who takes an intersectional approach to the fields of postcolonialism, queerness, feminism, critical psychiatry and disability, will examine issues of biopolitics, of the “sick” and pathologised body, and of the subjection to broader systems of “security” and control.

Two works created within the framework of EMAP artist residencies will also be shown.In a modified web version, the robotic, online controllable system, Empathy Swarm Telehabitat, activates and reacts to the emotions of human viewers. The Kissing Data Symphony, on the other hand, explores whether a kiss can be translated into biometric feedback. To do so, the brainwaves of two individuals kissing in public and of the viewing public will be measured, connected and rendered visible and audible.

Artistic works documented in the studios of bodydatasphere

  • Seeing-I: The Protagonists (2020)
    by Mark Farid (GB)
  • The Irresistible Powers of Silent Talking (2021)
    by Andrius Arutiunian (NL)
  • Empathy Swarm - Telehabitats (2018/20)
    by Adam Donovan (AU) & Katrin Hochschuh (DE)
  • Chronica (2021)
    by Sophie Hoyle (GB)
  • How to Make an Ocean (2020)
    by Kasia Molga (PL/UK)
  • Kissing Data Symphony (2018)
    by Karen Lancel & Hermen Maat (NL)
  • Artificial Intelligence (2018)
    by Doug Fishbone (GB)
  • Mosaic Virus (2018) und Myriad (Tulips) (2019)
    by Anna Ridler (GB)
  • #Mememanifesto (2020)
    by Clusterduck (IT/FR/DE)
  • Online Culture Wars (2019)
    by DISNOVATION.ORG (FR)
  • Speculative Artificial Intelligence / Exp. #2 (2019)
    by Birk Schmithüsen (DE)