"Applied Microperformativity" in Vienna
Applied Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn is a combination of symposium, interventions and exhibition, curated by our former fellow Lucie Strecker, Klaus Spiess and Jens Hauser.
How does the agency of genes or cell fragments, proteins or enzymes, bacteria and fungi relate to macroscopic dynamics of power in contemporary biopolitics? How can performance art and discourse inform these processes? What are the artistic methods to engage critically with technologies that exploit life on a microscopic and molecular level to merge bio- and digital media for extensive valuation?
Applied Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn will showcase international approaches to challenging causal relations inherent in the capitalist economy by considering a specifically post-anthropocentric notion of performativity – a notion that includes the invaluable, the incalculable, the un-encodable and irredeemably opaque.
It invites the discovery of microperformativity not solely as a tool to describe the scales of space and time, where life is transformed to code and furthermore into a tradable commodity, but to encounter value as a critical experience, as a force rather than a norm.
12-19 December 2018
AIL – Angewandte Innovation Lab