[spectre] Tactics&Practice #7: CRITICAL ENGINEERING, Ljubljana, 26-27 March 2019

Marcela Okretič marcela at aksioma.org
Thu Mar 14 12:46:17 CET 2019

Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, is glad to announce:

Tactics&Practice #7
Radical Tools for Interventions in Infrastructure

Ljubljana, 26-27 March 2019

Kino Šiška, Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana 
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
17:00 Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev: Dark Internet Topologies
17:45 Gordan Savičić & Bengt Sjölén: Electromagnetic Situationism
18:30 Joana Moll: An Autopsy of Data Business
19:15 Sarah Grant: Radical Networks

Free admission. Please fill in the registration form
<https://goo.gl/forms/40WPby7FQFnsBWnJ3>  by 24 March 2019.

Kino Šiška, Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana 
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
9:00-18:00 Sarah Grant & Joana Moll: Surveillance Override

The workshop is free of charge. Limited to 12 participants. Follow this link
<https://goo.gl/forms/3YeBjVVC0RZDP8jD3>  to apply.

Aksioma | Project Space, Komenskega 18, Ljubljana
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 
19:00 Critical Engineering - opening (open through 26 April 2019)


In 2011, a group of artists and engineers published the "Critical
Engineering Manifesto" <https://criticalengineering.org/> , since translated
into 18 languages. Around the manifesto, originally written by Julian
Oliver, Gordan Savičić and Danja Vasiliev, gathered a larger group - the
Critical Engineering Working Group - now including also Sarah Grant, Bengt
Sjölén and Joana Moll.
In true avant-garde fashion, the "Manifesto" launches by describing
Engineering as "the most transformative language of our time, shaping the
way we move, communicate and think", thus, it is the work of the Critical
Engineer "to study and exploit this language, exposing its influence".
Further, a Critical Engineer "recognises that each work of engineering
engineers its user", considering "any technology depended upon to be both a
challenge and a threat". And so the manifesto unfolds.
Nearly ten years later, the relevance of the "Critical Engineering
Manifesto" has only become more evident, as an ever-growing public becomes
aware of the techno-political implications of using - and depending upon -
integrated systems and complex, networked technologies. Today, one can find
its 11 points listed on the walls of hacklabs, museums, engineering and
media-art academies, and in a great many texts, the world over.
The Tactics&Practice <https://aksioma.org/tactics.practice/>  event entitled
Critical Engineering comprises an exhibition, a seminar and a workshop,
underlining the artistic, theoretical and educational work done by the
Critical Engineering Working Group along the last decade. The seminar will
host all the members of the group - all of them recognised artists with long
individual artistic careers - using their statements and their projects as
case studies to analyse the transformative potential of Critical Engineering
in the context of a tactical and technical arts practice.

Production: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2019
Coproduction: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana and Drugo more,

Supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of

Tactics&Practice #7 is realised in the framework of State Machines
<http://www.statemachines.eu/> , a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more
(HR), Furtherfield (UK), Institute of Network Cultures (NL) and NeMe (CY).

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This
communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission
cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information
contained therein.

Marcela Okretič
Aksioma | Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Jakopičeva 11, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
tel.: + 386 - (0)590 54360
gsm: + 386 - (0)41 - 250830
e-mail: marcela at aksioma.org

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