Residency adventure in 2017!
I have been granted the Talent Development fund from Oct 2016 - Oct 2017!
Mine, Yours, Ours Festival
I have been invited by Drugo More to present my research project "Tactics and Poetics of Invisibility" and give a workshop on invisible inks at the festival Moje, Tvoje Naše (Mine, Yours, Ours) in Rijeka, Croatia. I'm very honoured to be participating at this festival with others that I respect: Evan Roth, James Bridle, Jacob Appelbaum & Ai Weiwei, Zach Blas, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Simon Denny, Jill Magid, Metahaven, Laura Poitras and more.
On Thursday evening, 24 March, artists, thinkers and the public analyse the interaction between the human body and digital technology in an intensive session of lectures, performances, and a concert of water sounds. Therapy Session speculates on more qualitative forms of living and self-understanding in our current data-dominated society. During this evening I will present 'Subtitling TLTRNW' a video captioning the work 'TLTRNW' in the show 'Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self', followed by a disclosure of 'A Media Archeology of Steganography', an invisible ink performance.
Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self at TENT
This group show presents work by young artists who contemplate, deconstruct, and rearrange the intimate and complex relationship between the human body and digital technology. Participants: Momu & No Es, Anni Puolakka & Jenna Sutela, Amy Suo Wu, Anna Zett, Kate Cooper, Jenna Sutela, Alexandra Navratil, Miloš Trakilović and Maki Ueda. Curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and Jesse van Oosten.
Secret Art Cinema
BENJI will be shown at Secret Art Cinema, a new Rotterdam-based initiative that aims at bringing Video Art back into the spotlight. This is a side event of Rotterdam Contemporary that shows film and video works by Rotterdam-based video artists. For this first edition, the selection of works will highlight the consequences and the strengths and weaknesses of the relation between human bodies and digital influence. Each of these recent, authentic works will cover a specific aspect of this relationship.
The Work Of Art In The Age Of Technical Remediation at Kulturni Centar Pozega
I was part of the exhibition 'The Work Of Art In The Age Of Technical Remediation' curated by Darija Medic in Kulturni Centar Požega, Serbia. For this show, I contributed with the work "A Media Archeology of Steganography", which involved a performance during the opening night where I publically disclosed my invisible work. Other artists include Birgit Bachler, Gojko Dutina, Darija Medić, Florian Cramer, Karkatag Kolektiv, Luka Knežević Strika, Tatjana Vukelić
Van Eyck Summer Design Academy
From 24 -30 August, 15 international graphic designers and myself participated in the Van Eyck Summer Design Academy 2015, 'The Digital vs. the Archaic'. During a weeklong course, we worked at the Charles Nypels Lab under the guidance of the Design Displacement Group, using all graphic design media from coding to RISO, from silkscreen to the use of vintage stencil machines. The printed and digital results are exhibited from 31.08.2015 - 12.09.2015 at the Van Eyck, however you can also see some results on this digital archive.
Tactics and Poetics of Invisibility
At the moment I'm conducting a research project supported and supervised by Florian Cramer (director and research professor of Communication in the Digital Age at Kenniscentrum, Creating 010), on how analogue forms of steganography, namely invisible ink, could be a possible solution to more secure communication in the age of pervasive online surveillance.