With Sylvia Eckermann, Lior Zalmanson, Gerald Nestler, Mushon Zer-Aviv, Doron Goldfarb, Tsila Hassine, Volkmar Klien, Felix Stalder, Udi Edelman, Axel Stockburger, Anat Ben-David, Gerald Straub, Thomas Thaler, Ran Kasmy Ilan
TECHNOPOLITICS is an independent, transdisciplinary platform of artists, journalists, researchers, designers and developers. TECHNOPOLITICS was launched as an online discussion group by Armin Medosch and Brian Holmes in 2009. In 2011, it was set up in Vienna as a circle that meets regularly for lectures and discussions. Technopolitics also produces interdisciplinary conferences and artistic research projects internationally. An important common objective is the investigation of large-scale historical processes structured by technoeconomic paradigms from a critical, explorative standpoint. We use transdisciplinary approaches to connect these processes to the cultural forms of the respective historical moment and place, including the participants’ own work.
Among the formats and methods are TECHNOPOLITICS EVENINGS – semi-public project-oriented presentations followed by moderated discussions and food – TECHNOPOLITICS SALONS – themed public discussion events – TECHNOPLITICS TIMELINE. TRACING INFORMATION SOCIETY – curated knowledge spaces with workshops, talks and exhibitions. The group has started developing a new format in relation to the theme DEEP HORIZON. THE CULTURE OF FORECASTING.
We see this gathering as a first step to building a network of practitioners from various fields of knowledge, from Austria and Israel collaborating and investigating issues relating to current artistic practices, exchanging professional knowledge and experience, discussing curatorship and authorship as transdisciplinary forms of reflection, and forms of activism beyond traditional institutions.
7 members of the TP group will be guests of the Artists’ Residence Herzliya for a week, holding a series of meetings with local peers. A public event will be held on February 29, 2020.