1948 Unbound: Tokens

2 Dec., 2017

Performative Symposium on Saturday 2. December, 2017 | 15:00 @HKW, Berlin.

In the frame of Technosphere (2015-19) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Concept by Katrin Klingan, Christoph Rosol, Nicholas Houde, and Janek Müller in collaboration with Victoria Ivanova, Alexander Klose, Gerald Nestler, Sascha Pohflepp, Patricia Reed, and Benjamin Steininger.

Full Program available on the HKW website.

In the frame of Technosphere (2015-19) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Concept by Katrin Klingan, Christoph Rosol, Nicholas Houde, and Janek Müller in collaboration with Victoria Ivanova, Alexander Klose, Gerald Nestler, Sascha Pohflepp, Patricia Reed, and Benjamin Steininger.

Full Program available on the HKW website.

With the establishment of universal standards for industrial goods, credit systems, and human rights around 1948, the world is transformed into a technocratic space of transactions. Orchestrated by the material and virtual circulation of Tokens—universal currencies, data, and bodies—economic infrastructures and legal mechanisms emerge and begin to regulate a global society. Within a visual-discursive scenery, theoretical and artistic contributions contour the technical standards of an infinitely circulating present.

With Anil Bawa-Cavia (computer scientist), Benjamin Bratton (media and design theorist), Anna Echterhölter (cultural theorist), Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (professor of law), Gerald Nestler (artist, writer), Vera Tollmann (cultural scientist) & Boaz M Levin (artist)

Program in collaboration with Victoria Ivanova (curator, cultural theorist) & Patricia Reed (artist, writer)

© Anil Bawa-Cavia/STD-IO

Image courtesy of © Anil Bawa-Cavia/STD-IO