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29.10.2017
2017 / 201710 / Ausstellung
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Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo
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Gioia Dal Molin, Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo
 
26.10.2017 -
29.10.2017
2017 / 201710 / Ausstellung
Corner College at Kunst 17 Zürich (Zurich Art Fair)
Donatella Bernardi
 
27.10.2017 -
29.10.2017
2017 / 201710 / Symposium
trans-local Sympodium
What’s Wrong with Performance Art?

Camille Aleña, Madeleine Amsler, Donatella Bernardi, Linda Cassens Stoian, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Voin de Voin, Mo Diener, Heike Fiedler, Gilles Furtwängler, Lia García, San Keller, Elise Lammer, Milenko Lazic, Valerian Maly, Federica Martini, Angela Marzullo, Lou Masduraud, Muda Mathis, Irene Müller, Sibylle Omlin, Denis Pernet, Guillaume Pilet, Nathalie Rebholz, Chris Regn, Dorothea Rust, Andrea Saemann, Pascal Schwaighofer, Dorothea Schürch, Bernadett Settele, Dimitrina Sevova, Axelle Stiefel, Kamen Stoyanov, Katharina Swoboda
 

Thursday, 05.12.2013
20:00h

 

Performance
Introduction to Interstellar Travel: Corner-College
Zoe McCloskey
 


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"We are entering a new era, limited mostly by our imaginations."
Dr. Craig Venter (creator of the first synthetic genome)

In "Introduction to Interstellar Travel: Corner-College" the audience is invited to engage with scientific primacy in a pedagogical fantasy. Both audience and artist assume the role of synthetic beings of the future, built entirely from digital codes. The artist, Zoe McCloskey, takes the role of an anthropology professor and digital historian, teaching a class (the corner college audience) to travel interstellarly in the archaic form of a computer screensaver. The premise being, that in order to learn about ourselves as digital beings “now,” we travel (as interstellar screensavers) to worlds that are in a similar state of digital infancy as organic earth "was," circa the early 2000's.

While the amalgam of the lecture's contents maintain a fanciful illusion, all information relayed to the "class" is a direct appropriation of peer reviewed science studies featured in contemporary science anthologies, including "Neuroscience of Creativity" (MIT Press: 2013) and "From Groups to Individuals: Evolution and Emerging Individuality" (MIT Press: 2013) and/or is derived from current writings and lectures by notable living scientists and science scholars; specifically, geneticist Craig Venter, historian George Dyson, physicist Karen Barad, theorist Elizabeth Grosz, meme scholar Susan Blackmore, cognitive psychologist Eleanor E Rosch, and computer scientist Paul S Rosenblum.

Recurring themes in "Introduction to Interstellar Travel: Corner-College" highlight the potential roles for individual autonomy, genetic manipulation, and creative individuality in the biological and digital future.

In-character participation is encouraged!

Posted by Stefan Wagner