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The OOO lecture sent me thinking of how does performance art deal with this concept especially with the live arts such as dance. Drawing on Michal Helfmans interpretation of Dorothea von Hantelmann, the idea of the subject that the modern society put so much effort into nurturing is turning out to be quite a failure. Not just on the agential level, but as discussed in the lecture, also on an ontological level. With new materialism concepts at hand, there is a path for understanding how a subject is constructed and some strategies in the art world which are examined…


[23/02 13:05] Sai Rapoports

Hi! wasn’t really able to follow all the things you said on teams, not sure I agree with you on it but would love to hear your thoughts again if you are willing to share (smile)

I guess what I am trying to point out is that art has a history and context, a tradition. It is not just a curious way of perceiving the world since this…


An excerpt from “Ugly” (2019) by Nikita Diakur & Redbear Easterman

In this story I will use several art works in order to discuss several issues and thought I had during the seminar with Rachel Falconer.

The Archive of The GUIDE VR by Clareese Hill: There is no doubt about how crucial it is to find new platforms of acquiring marginalized knowledge; which is usually kept archived in libraries or deep inside the web, hidden by the academic consensus or just stays with people carrying it with them. …



Stunningly explosive ART by Antoni Tudisco, Germany

Story Telling

Data- what is data that is not institutionalized? There doesn’t seem to be an easy way to gather data In an alternative way so that it will not be managed by one organizing source. If so, this must mean that it depends on who tells the story, who are we to cooperate with and which narrative are we choosing that will provide us with the data we want.

These arguments were the starting point of the discussion we had in the side room. As we agreed that there is no objectivity possible from a philosophical perspective, we came…


Paradox :until it is mastered it is already gone, irrelevant, archived. In the age of spiraling false information of fake news and the rise of the DIY culture, it is important to note how far fetched it is to expect a reaction of artists to these trends by exposing what is considered to them as…


*Patching is a metaphor for a way of conducting a research, and it asks to put the process at the center of attention. This stands opposite to the way research is perceived in the academic world- a clear outcome and conclusion hiding the elaborate, complex process which was trimmed, stressed and reduced so to usually fit an already known conclusion.

*The Threads project immediately reminded me of Noa Eshkol’s carpets, almost as a 1:1 medium reference to patching…




“..the second difference between the algorithmic contingency and the contingency of laws of nature [:] It doesn’t mean that the algorithm itself is not perfect, but rather that the complexity it produces overwhelms the simplicity and clarity of algorithmic thinking” (Hui, 2015).

I would like to suggest that in creating these sometimes unpredictable self-regulating systems and algorithms, we humans surrender to chance. As a kind of paraphrase on Smith’s story about the boy reaching freedom by replacing himself in the automatic procedure, we now oblige to the new rules of simultaneity and complexity of the technological world and allow ourselves…

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