• Going beyond bodies and gender in techno-political visibilities

Going beyond bodies and gender in techno-political visibilities

IMMATERIAL: Meeting on Realities Mediated by the Digital

IMMATERIAL is an experimental meeting around the current paradigm mediated by the reality of the digital.

The pandemic experience has brought to everyday life a relational scenario previously reserved, a priori, for people with certain interests and/or specific profiles, such as gamers, certain age groups or specific subcultures. The ludification of society and the logics of visual culture, increasingly more habitually question us in codes and languages close to or derived from the video game and lead us to digital spaces or territories that propose virtuality as an immaterial and real place (at the same time).

IMMATERIAL proposes an encounter around the virtual space and the logics it propitiates. The avatar, self-representation, the fact of inhabiting or the ways of conceiving bodies in the digital. This proposal is based on a virtual stage, a Tabakalera façade from which we will share collective modes of political, poetic and artistic construction. For this purpose, complicities have been woven with a network of agents whose trajectories converge in the design and management of this meeting.

Going beyond bodies and gender in techno-political visibilities — Ontologías Feministas + Xeito Fole+ blanca arias — Streaming

In her Glitch Feminism, Legacy Russell says that “through the digital, we make new worlds and dare to modify ours” and that it is also in the digital where the “the body ‘in glitch’ finds its genesis”, demonstrating how we can use it as a path to follow in this conversation. Together with the artists Blanca Arias and Xeito Fole, guided by Ontologías Feministas, we will explore every possible crevice in order to address a techno-diversity represented in vague, blurred, soft or sharp images and subjects like unexpected failure. If we want to build new technical cosmologies, we need new bodies and individuations that go beyond the codes of the flesh and the socio-cultural machine, a flawed representation of many of our digital metaphors. With a click of our fingers, we materialise and move again.

Check the full program here: IMMATERIAL

Date: 2021 Exhibition: Tabakalera - Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea Skills: Research Website: https://www.tabakalera.eus/en/immaterial