Instability Perspectives: In Conversation with Tega Brain

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FIBER Festival 2020 will take place from 24–27 September.

With the festival theme of Instability, we explore new ways of adapting to an age of planetary and societal changes. Leading up to the event, we are investigating the unstable layers of four subdomains: Becoming Unstable, Sensing Place, Radical Streams and Posthuman Territories.

Within Posthuman Territories, we aim to investigate how artistic engineering can play a role in developing an inclusive and sustainable technological infrastructure. What invisible conflicts may emerge due to the changing landscape? Over the next few weeks, we begin our unstable journey by speaking with different artists whose work connects to these themes.

Next up in this series is Tega Brain (AUS).

Tega Brain is an Australian-born artist and environmental engineer whose work examines issues of ecology, data systems and infrastructure. She has created wireless networks that respond to natural phenomena, systems for obfuscating fitness data, and an online smell-based dating service. Her work has been shown in the Vienna Biennale for Change, the Guangzhou Triennial, and in institutions like the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the New Museum, among others.

In an interview we spoke to Brain about eccentric engineering, the fantasy of neutrality and giving a language to uncertainty.

Read the interview via Medium

We are pleased to announce that Tega Brain will be speaking at the Hybrid Conference, as part of the ‘Posthuman Territories’ block.

Session Info
Friday 25 September, 20:00 – 22:00
Brakke Grond + Online

Speakers
Arif Kornweitz
Holly Jean Buck
Tega Brain (supported by Het Nieuwe Instituut)

Moderator
Michelle Kasprzak

More information via this link.