Dissemination of NonMachines conference program
During the NonMachines conference, Neural magazine proposed to disseminate the poster with the program to all its subscribers, which are around 500. Among them there are around 200 institutional libraries from all over the world. Moreover most subscribers are professionally involved in critical media arts.
Towards a Toolkit of Care
A “critical network of care” acts as a model of how to successfully share knowledge and expertise across different geographical regions and social groups. The group presents the current state in research towards the formulation of a TOOLKIT OF CARE. Employing a game of cards, the group intends to engage with the audience in an open-ended discussion pivoting on critical affairs of care in electronic arts in all social, financial, creative, ethical, ecological, feminist and other contexts.
Non-Machines: Playground of Perspectives
On 21–22 July 2023, the conference Non-Machines: Playground of Perspectives took place within the Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. The conference aimed to prompt a change of perspectives and to re-explore the relationships between machines and “non-machines.”
The conference invited us to rethink the relations between machines and non-machines, using a change of perspective: from one which sees the relationship between machines and non-machines as competing powers, to a more equitable and non-competing relationship among all entities.
Scheintür - spirits door
During the month of his research residency in MADlab Stratos Bichakis completed the development and had the premier of his audiovisual performance Scheintür. The performance took place in MADlab space along a diverse line-up of local and international artists, under the theme “Ηλεκτρισμός“ (tr. electricity).
Analysis, Theory & Politics of Care in Electronic Arts : Insights from Toolkit of Care Roundtable 2023
In May 2023, the International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA) played host to an engaging roundtable discussion that brought together researchers, academics, and creative practitioners from across Europe and the world. The event served as a platform for experts in the field to exchange knowledge and foster cross-border collaboration on the intriguing theme of “critical community care and creative technologies.” This roundtable, titled “Analysis, Theory & Politics of Care in Electronic Arts,” offered valuable insights into the convergence of care and electronic arts.
Watering - Exploring Sound Art and Ecological Empathy
In April 2023, Dimitris Savva embarked on a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) as part of his Toolkit of Care residency at APO33 in Nantes. During this residency, he set out to accomplish various creative goals, share knowledge and experience with local community of artists and academics, as well as and members of the public.
One of Dimitris’s primary objectives was to craft a live-electronics performance that intertwined the soothing sounds of water with underwater sea recordings. His initial plan was to transform this performance into an electroacoustic music composition. However, as the creative process unfolded, Dimitris decided to take a different direction. He chose to centre the performance entirely around the live-produced water sounds, ultimately shaping it into a captivating sound art exhibition.
Understanding Acts of Institutional Tinkering as Forms of Care
The Analysis, Theory & Politics Of Care working group is a collective of researchers, artists, educators, and activists who collaborate to explore the transformation of care practices. We examine the intersection of vital material and social infrastructures of care, solidarity and social reproduction, applying rigorous analysis and creative experimentation to enact shifts in the ways we think, feel and act. Our collective focuses on asking the questions: how can we re-imagine the politics of care in our current contexts? How is care experienced, practiced and enacted in conditions of oppression, when does it take on the registers of resistance and refusal? How can we move towards an ethical landscape of care and connection across human and non-human life? How do we build and sustain practices of communal care? Our work includes conversations, workshops, public talks, and other forms of creative self-organisation. We hope to contribute to ongoing efforts to build more equitable, just and sustainable ways of living together.
Data for Care
The existing crisis of the welfare system has resulted in many people being deliberately excluded making it a serious social and political problem. An alternative movement has seen people turn to more common ways of organising care themselves such as the solidarity movement of community clinics and pharmacies in Greece. Unfortunately these commoning practises are to a large extent, marginalised or criminalised by governments.
With speakers from theory, philosophy, new media arts, theatre, and music the Sharing Care Training School investigated projects and processes, using meta-disciplinary methodologies, implemented by cultural workers. Together, we anticipate that these exchanges and resultant discussions will lead to more innovative, accessible and non-monetised alternative tools for real and sustainable implementation into local art and wider communities.
The existing crisis of the welfare system has resulted in many people being deliberately excluded making it a serious social and political problem. An alternative movement has seen people turn to more common ways of organising care themselves such as the solidarity movement of community clinics and pharmacies in Greece.
Unfortunately these commoning practises are to a large extent, marginalised or criminalised by governments.