What aesthetic and political strategies may counter the quest for collecting data and measuring and predicting human behaviour, characteristic of informational capitalism?
This conference addresses this question by bringing together theorists, artists, writers, and performers who have forged concepts, aesthetic codes, and authoring strategies that tend to escape measurement and attribution.
Continuing Aksioma’s long-running investigation into the problems of identity and authorship in the age of networks, Proper and Improper Names explores modes of intervention that cannot be reduced to individual or collective identities. Rather, in shuttling between the I and the We, as well as the multiple dimensions of the self, these experiments exceed state and market attempts at measuring and producing the subject as a stable political, biological, and epistemological unit.
WITH: Natalie Bookchin, Marco Deseriis, Kristin Sue Lucas, Gerald Raunig, Ryan Trecartin, Wu Ming.
TUE 17 October 2017
17:00–17:45 Marco Deseriis: Improper Names, Con-Dividual Subjectivities
17:45–18:10 Kristin Sue Lucas: Refresh, performance
18:10–18:30 coffee break
18:30–19:15 Gerald Raunig: Every Beginning Is Dividual
19:15–20:00 Marco Deseriis & Gerald Raunig in conversation
20:30 Ryan Trecartin: I-Be Area (2007), movie screening
WED 18 October 2017
17:00–18:00 Wu Ming: Collaborative Authorship and Condividuality in the Wu Ming Foundation
18:00–18:15 coffee break
18:15–19:15 Natalie Bookchin: Prospective Collectives: Animating the Shared Self
20:00 Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša: Janez Janša®, curated by Domenico Quaranta, exhibition opening @MSUM, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana
Organisation: Aksioma in cooperation with Kino Šiška.