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Applied Microperformativity Symposium – DAY 1, PART I

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Applied Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn

Curated by Lucie Strecker, Klaus Spiess and Jens Hauser

Symposium / Interventions / Exhibition

in German and English


SYMPOSIUM DAY 1, PART I – DECEMBER 13

The Trail, 11 am—12.30 pm

Microbial Keywording (Klaus Spiess, Lucie Strecker), 20 min

Microperformativity in Experimentation (Hans-Jörg Rheinberger), 40 min

Microbial Keywording Step 1, 10 min


The Gift, 1—2.30 p m

Stillleben (Irini Athanassakis, Krõõt Juurak, Dana Papachristou) 40 min

Symbiotic Cultures (David Berry) 20 min

Microbial Keywording Step 2, 10 min


MORE DATES WITH NO REGISTRATIONS:

Preview and Open Rehearsals
Monday, December 10, 7 pm

Opening
Wednesday, December 12, 7 pm

Interventions and Talks I, II, III
Saturday, December 15, 5 pm
Tuesday, December 18, 7 pm
Wednesday, December 19, 5 pm

FURTHER REGISTRATIONS FOR THE REST OF THE SYMPOSIUM:

DAY 1, PART II

DAY 2, PART I

DAY 2, PART II

How does the agency of genes or cell fragments, proteins or enzymes, bacteria and fungi relate to macroscopic dynamics of power in contemporary biopolitics?

How can performance art and discourse inform these processes? What are the artistic methods to engage critically with technologies that exploit life on a microscopic and molecular level to merge bio- and digital media for global capitalization?

International artists, scientists and experts will come together to exchange artistic and theoretical approaches that dissociate causal relations inherent to capitalism by considering a specifically post-anthropocentric notion of performativity – one that includes material and discursive, affective and scientific, human and nonhuman, and natural and cultural elements. They highlight how biotechnologies produce scales that are exclusive while influencing economic, ethical and artistic values; a microperformative approach enables us to encounter value as a critical experience,

as a force rather than a norm. Looking at the microdynamics between living matter, technology and capital is inspired by the quest to grasp the scales of space but also of time, where life is transformed to code and furthermore into a tradable commodity.

The format of the symposium seeks to experimentally apply critical performance, counter biotactics, research and theory. It invites the discovery of microperformativity not solely as a tool to describe complex interstices, but as a force that reconciles the dystopia of the economy with the utopia of ecology — with the capacity to visualize an intra-action between living matter, human economic behavior and technology.

A cooperation between brut Wien, Muffathalle, OU \ / ERT and the Angewandte Innovation Laboratory AIL. With the kind support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): V501, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, the Medical University of Vienna and Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

With many thanks to Laufen and Aposcience


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