[spectre] Digital Commoning Practices" Phase1: Open Source audio stream by Station of Commons/ Helsinki
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# Digital Commoning Practices by Station of Commons
The exhibition ”Digital Commoning Practices” departs from *Station of
Commons* practice of re-appropriation of technology within public space.
A practice that stands for radical alternative strategies to the
neo-liberal system in terms of digital means of production,
communication and distribution. "Digital Commoning Practices" starts
with a question: How to think of a collaborative process embedded in
technology that can find form into new knowledge and know-hows within,
against and beyond capitalist modes of production?
"Digital commoning practices" intends to both elaborate a critical
discourse on the economization process, and to reflect on digital tools
development to resist, and rebel, against privatization of technological
means. As activist and architect Stavros Stavrides insists commoning
practices must welcome a multitude of knowledges, discourses, practices
and know-hows for the emergence of commoning spaces. The dynamic at work
operates as a collective and transformative effort *always in the
making*. The exhibition invites artists, activists, urbanists,
publishers, designers, programmers, feminists and educators to open,
share their work in an Open Source way of doing and thinking.
The exhibition process produces a month long timelime to articulate
different temporalities; live audio streams, lectures, discussion and
workshops. This format imagines an exhbition as an intersection of
eventfull temporalities more than a division of space in the traditional
white cube practice. "Digital Commoning Practices" timeline develops
over three phases.
The exhibition opens with the celebration of the first anniversary of
the Open Source audio stream. Together with Helsinki based *N10
collective*, Station of Commons will broadcast 5 sound artists whose
work has developed in absence of concert situation.
The second phase aggregates a network of activists, theorists and
artists involved in physical and technological spaces. This moment
intends to intersect their knowledges and practices to examine and think
together commoning practices in the current hybrid spaces. This phase
interrogates how digital commoning practices can come to terms with old
gender stereotype and how can all technology pirates work together.
The third phase entittled "Commoning Education/Educating the Commons"
discusses how can digital practices and radical education can learn from
each other. Learning together from the practices of the participants we
will *deploy an edifice* to initiate an operative digital commoning
Gregoire Rousseau, Juan Gomez, Constanios Miltiadis.
With artistic and discursive contributions by:
Heta Bilaletdin, Juan Gomez, Pahat Kengät, Tommi Keränen, Malin Kuht,
Constantinos Miltiadis, Martino Morandi, Jara Rocha, Gregoire
Rousseau,Alain Ryckelynck , Selena Savic, Dubrovka Sekulic, Femke
Snelting, Cornelia Sollfrank, Stavros Stavrides, Nora Sternfeld, Samuli
Phase 1: Open Source audio stream
06.03.2021 N10 Open Source audio stream:
19:00 Pahat Kengät
Pahat Kengät is an electronic musician and composer from Finland. With
their music Pahat Kengät seeks to recreate a variety of emotional states
and experiences as electronic soundscapes, utilising a selection of
electronic and acoustic instruments, and voice. The music itself ranges
from soft drones to hectic noise, with focus always remaining on static
and repetitive minimalism.t
Värvöttäjä is a Helsinki based ambient music project that collects
sounds from the environments and pieces them together into new
21:00 Tommi Keränen
Tommi Keränen is a noise maker from Helsinki. Active since the mid
1990s, he performs and records as a solo artist, and is a member of
Testicle Hazard, Large Unit, Köttskogen, Gentle Evil and The
Truckfuckers. He uses mainly primitive electronics and non-standard
digital synthesis to create slabs of vivid swirling noise. His
discography consists of over two dozen entries ranging from cryptic
tapes to some critically acclaimed releases like the Bats in the Attic
CD (among The Wire's Rewind picks in 2010).
22:00 Samuli Tanner:
Samuli Tanner plays you some playful and drifting sci-fi music and beats
with some kind of old and new machines. So it is a win-win show.
23:00 Heta Bilaletdin:
Utilizing samplers, vocals, field sounds, a computer, random items and
dusty four-track tapes, Heta Bilaletdin creates music concrete, sludgy
beats, sugary melodies, peculiar dub and disjointed disco. Expect the
unexpected and humane feelings squeezed out of electronic instruments.
OFFREAL video installation by Malin Kuht
/Ground floor in gallery space.
Alexander Galloway writes in his book „The Interface Effect”, that „an
interface is not a thing, an interface is always an effect. It is always
a process or a translation.” This effect includes how humans are
affected by an interface and the way they are able to engage with a
machine. OFFREAL considers interfaces as conjunctions of possibilities,
histories and power relations.
In OFFREAL, two virtual assistants, called Ashley and Allison, are given
the ability to diffract their existence as interface(s) and their looks.
In addition to the female-coded voice, many avatars are designed
according to pop-cultural ideals of beauty, which raises political and
representational questions. The categories race and gender remain
contested in the discourse on virtual bodies. What does it mean to be
human and to become human in this digital age? Human-ess and Machines
meet somewhere OFF the REAL in a speculative space.
Information on upcoming phases:
Research project on digital commoning practices,
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