Thanks Heather, we look forward to your intro. J
I had the good fortune to see Tatiana speak at the recent Digital Utopias conference in Hull (Jan) and am looking forward to reading her book.
The interview with Marc at Furtherfield is a great overview of Tatiana’s proposed strategies around learning from and working within the capitalist framework rather than against it through artistic, hacker and activist disruptive practices.
"We have to learn from business, understand how to be pervasive. My point is that we should stop looking for the enemy, because who is the enemy today when disruption and its opposition are feeding the same machine?"
It would indeed be great if we could bring some of these ideas into our discussion.
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On 4 Mar 2015, at 15:25, Heather Corcoran <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear List, Will say a proper hello later, but since Tatiana has sent this
> around with perfect timing, her book and this Furtherfield review
> & interview, are very relevant to this month's topic - I hope it can come
> into the conversation at some point.
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:40 AM, Tatiana Bazzichelli <[log in to unmask]>
>> Dear all,
>> if you have friends in Slovenia and Croatia or you would like to pass by,
>> here is an exciting programme for you!
>> Best, Tatiana
>> Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and
>> Group exhibition and side programme
>> Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli
>> Produced by Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana - in
>> collaboration with several partners
>> Exhibition @ Škuc Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana, Slovenia / March 11
>> – April 3, 2015. Opening March 11, 8pm
>> With: Anna Adamolo, Anonymous, Billboard Liberation Front, Burning Man
>> Festival, Cacophony Society, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša,
>> Julian Oliver, Laura Poitras, Les Liens Invisibles, Luther Blissett,
>> Mail Art, Neoism, Peng! Collective, Suicide Club, Telekommunisten,
>> Trevor Paglen.
>> Seminar @ Kino Šiška, Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia
>> /March 11 – 12, 2015:
>> With: Annie Machon (UK), Bani Brusadin (ES), Baruch Gottlieb (CA/DE),
>> Dmytri Kleiner (CA/DE), Florian Cramer (DE/NL), Ida Hiršenfelder (SI),
>> Janez Janša (SI), John Law (US), Loretta Borrelli (IT), Luther Blissett
>> (IT), Tatiana Bazzichelli (IT/DE), Vittore Baroni (IT), Vuk Ćosić (SI).
>> In the business world, disruption means to introduce into the market an
>> innovation that the market does not expect. This innovation comes from
>> within the market itself. Transferred into the field of art and
>> activism, disruption means to generate practices and interventions that
>> are unexpected, and play within the systems under scrutiny.
>> Art, hacktivism and business are often intertwined, generating a
>> feedback loop of revolutions and co-optations that is functional to the
>> development of capitalism. Capitalism needs our revolutions because they
>> generate new lifestyles, products and practices that create new markets
>> and consumer desires. Similarly, systems of power need our resistance
>> and opposition because they serve to increase security and forms of
>> control. We need to find new strategies that go beyond the mere act of
>> opposition and that are harder to appropriate.
>> Networked Disruption is an exhibition and a series of events produced by
>> Aksioma and Drugo more in collaboration with several partners and
>> curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli. The exhibition, hosted by Škuc Gallery
>> in Ljubljana and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, is
>> centred on the concept of "Networked Disruption", as an opportunity to
>> show new possible routes of social and political action in the line of
>> disruption. It is based on Bazzichelli's book "Networked Disruption:
>> Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social
>> Networking/(DARC Press, The Digital Aesthetics Research Centre of Aarhus
>> University, 2013).
>> The exhibition shows a diverse constellation of networking projects that
>> aims to actualise – and to question – the notion of "networking": Anna
>> Adamolo, Anonymous, Billboard Liberation Front, Burning Man Festival,
>> Cacophony Society, Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša, Julian
>> Oliver, Laura Poitras, Les Liens Invisibles, Luther Blissett, Mail Art,
>> Neoism, Peng! Collective, Suicide Club, Telekommunisten, and Trevor Paglen.
>> In this exhibition we adopt the concept of disruption from business and
>> we propose works that emerge from within political, economical,
>> technological and art systems. They play with their power logic
>> generating virality, anonymity, semantic confusion, multiple truths, and
>> disruption. Diverse points of view are combined, among the groups and
>> within the groups themselves. By keeping such connections open without
>> reaching a curatorial synthesis, we invite visitors to create their own
>> path in the line of disruption.
>> The artworks and collective projects are conceptually and visually
>> interlinked in the exhibition spaces, which constitutes a network of
>> networks. By applying the strategy of "working from within”, some
>> sections of the show are conceptualised in collaboration with people
>> deeply involved in the networks under scrutiny: Vittore Baroni (Mail
>> Art), Florian Cramer (Neoism), Gabriella Coleman (Anonymous), John Law
>> (Suicide Club and Cacophony Society), Andrea Natella (The Luther
>> Blissett Project) and members of the Anna Adamolo network. This choice
>> reflects the perspective that a new methodology of curating a research
>> should open a metaphorical (and physical) space to encourage and provoke
>> feedback loops among theory and practice, and among subjects and objects
>> of analysis.
>> In the exhibition and seminar, we involve actors who directly engage
>> with hacktivism, art, civil liberties and social networking exposing
>> contradictions of capitalistic logics and power systems. Such
>> interventions hijack the logic of business itself, appropriating and
>> détourning it by operating disruption. The challenge is to collectively
>> rethink oppositional hacktivist and artistic strategies within the
>> framework of (social) networking, information economy and increasingly
>> invasive corporations and government agencies.
>> Project's webpage:
>> Seminar full programme and participants:
>> Tatiana Bazzichelli is a curator and researcher, author of the books
>> Networked Disruption (2013), Networking (2008), and co-editor of the
>> book Disrupting Business (2013). She is director of the Disruption
>> Network Lab, an experimental curatorial project on art, hacktivism, and
>> disruption, based in Berlin. She was programme curator at the
>> transmediale festival from 2011 to 2014, initiating the year-round
>> reSource transmedial culture project, and was a Post-Doctoral researcher
>> at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
>> Curated by: Tatiana Bazzichelli
>> Head of production: Janez Janša
>> Artistic directors: Janez Janša (Aksioma), Vladimir Vidmar (Škuc Gallery)
>> Producers: Marcela Okretič, Joško Pajer
>> Executive producer: Sonja Grdina
>> Assistant: Boris Beja
>> Technicians: Atila Boštjančič, Valter Udovičić
>> Public relations: Hana Ostan Ožbolt
>> Documentation: Miha Fras, Adriana Aleksić, Jernej Čuček Gerbec
>> Production: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana; Drugo
>> more, Rijeka, 2015
>> Coproduction: Abandon Normal Devices, Škuc Gallery, Kino Šiška, Museum
>> of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka
>> Partners: Moderna galerija Ljubljana, d-i-n-a / The Influencers, Link
>> Art Center
>> Networked Disruption is realized in the framework of Masters & Servers,
>> a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more (HR), AND (UK), Link Art
>> Center (IT) and d-i-n-a / The Influencers (ES).
>> www.mastersandservers.org <http://www.mastersandservers.org>
>> Supported by: the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the
>> Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of
>> Ljubljana, Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Slovenia.
>> This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
>> This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the
>> Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of
>> the information contained therein.
>> Contact: www.aksioma.org/contacts
>> Tatiana Bazzichelli // programme curator
>> http://networkingart.eu // http://disruptiv.biz
>> Twitter: @t_bazz
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