Salon Digital – 2. Abend / Jennifer Lyn Morone: Mine, Mine, Mine!

Veranstaltungsreihe / 12.12.2016

Mine, Mine, Mine!

Lecture Performance mit Jennifer Lyn Morone.

Jennifer Lyn Morone gives an overview of the background, development, tactics and contradictions of the data economy in the performance lecture ‘Mine, Mine, Mine!’ The lecture will raise questions about the inherent incompatibility of privacy in an information economy, and offer an alternative approach by challenging the audience’s role in how they may operate in this economy through the re-appropriation of corporate strategy. JLM Inc will be presented as a case study to to provoke and engage in questions of property, value, labour and the possibility of agency to bring about change.

18:00 Raum 4.15.070 (großer Theorieraum), Speicher XI, Bremen

Spektakel: Reenactments in Kunst, Gestaltung, Wissenschaft und Technologie.

The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen is launching a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable.

Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor.

The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates.