Intangible Threat – Spektrum
Exhibition: Intangible Threat
a showcase by class Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis, UdK Berlin
25th January 2016
Spektrum, art science community transmediale/CTM Vorspiel 2016 festival
“Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis” is an artistic praxis course at UNI.K – Studio for Sound Art and Sound Research, Faculty of Music, Berlin University of the Arts. Led by Daisuke Ishida and co-hosted by sound artist Jasmine Guffond during the winter semester 2015/2016, participants were encouraged to create a work investigating contemporary personal, social and political issues with a special focus on the intangibility of surveillance in the digital domain, through the use of the similarly ephemeral medium of sound.
Technological developments from the 20th to the 21st century has seen a shift from physical, architectural and optical modes of surveillance to digital modes of surveillance – increasingly based upon immaterial data flow-tracking and the automated collection of information. Since the Snowden revelations (2013), if not before, it is now clearly evident that everyday communication and privacy are compromised. The old world of surveillance, defined by Foucault as ‘disciplinary society’ depended on the layout of city walls, gates and the human sense of sight. This has been supplemented by what Deleuze defined in ‘Postscript on Socities of Control’ (1990) as digital surveillance – complex networks of data tracking, decentralized, ubiquitous, and modulating at the speed of an electronic signal. This shift from distinct enclosures and a ‘sensorial seeing’ to complex networks of data tracking – an ‘intellectual seeing’ – is often intangible, imperceptible and therefore difficult to grasp.
The final class exhibition “Intangible Threat” showcases the works of students (Isabelle Borriello, Francois Crepu, Romain Curnier, Martin Hachman, Nico Jungel, Julio Lugon, Quentin Moranne, Amelie Neumann and Katarina Pling) at Spektrum, art science community in Berlin on the 25th January 2016.
is a space of convergence for cultural communities and transdisciplinary groups emerging and operating in and o Berlin. The project aims to bring confrontation, open knowledge and a platforms for idealisation, realisation and presentation of technology-based artworks, science-focused events and futuristic utopias based on the principle “do-it-together-with-others”. Above all, SPEKTRUM is an open space promoting participatory processes to co-de ne and co-design a social and physical playground for curiosity and critical understanding. www.spektrumberlin.de
Shooting and editing video: Ana Nieves Moya Perona