FORO METABODY 2017 GRECIA – Con los refugiados en Lesvos y Atenas

Metatopia 4.6 – Atravesando hiperfronteras en la era del Big Data

18 septiembre a 4 de octubre

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Arte digital interactivo con refugiados en Lesvos.
El artista digital Jaime del Val, afincado en España, lleva el proyecto Metabody y los entornos interactivos nómadas de Metatopía a Lesvos, a desarrollar un proyecto con refugiados, para denunciar viejos y nuevos tipos de fronteras y promover nuevas formas de resistencia.

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El Foro Metabody 2017 presenta una nueva fase, esta vez desarrollando un taller y proceso de co-creación con Refugiados en Lesvos, culminando con una nueva versión de Metatopía realizada en colaboración con Refugiados en la isla, en el Campamento de Refugiados Lesvos Solidaridad “PIKPA”.

El propósito de esta colaboración es múltiple: por un lado, se trata de promover la toma de conciencia de nuevos tipos de fronteras en la era del Big data, que tienen que ver con cómo nuestros cuerpos y acciones son continuamente medidos y mapeados por sistemas algorítmicos que apuntan a una nueva gobernanza algorítmica. Por otro lado, se trata de experimentar con procesos de creación colectiva que involucren el cuerpo en los que se crean nuevos espacios colectivos y públicos que no son de control y que implican una reapropiación creativa de cualquier objeto, lugar o gesto de nuestra vida cotidiana, de modo que las personas en situaciones nómadas, pero también cualquiera, puede entretener una relación radicalmente creativa con sus entorno. Por último, pero no menos importante, se trata de solidaridad y apoyo a los refugiados en la denuncia de su situación, las nuevas y antiguas políticas fronterizas y las políticas de la fortaleza de la UE, y de que el arte pase a ser un espacio de juego y creación colectiva significativa en espacios fronterizos nómadas y fuera del museo o festival.

Este taller ocurre en paralelo a la Conferencia Internacional sobre el tema Fronteras Cuestionadas: Geografias transnacionales cara acara con la fortaleza de la UE que tiene lugar los dias 27 de Sept. a 1 de Oct. en la Universidad del Egeo en Lesvos, donde Metabody / Jaime del Val también presentará una ponencia sobre fronteras algorítmicas y control postbiopolítico, así como una performance.

Además Jaime del Val también realizará un mini-Foro en el Museo de Arte Queer de Atenas, AMOQA, en diálogo con las comunidades queer y de minorías sexuales en la ciudad, una vez más involucrando una charla, taller y actuación, el 3 de octubre, esta vez sobre el tema del hypersexo digital como forma control algorítmico y los microsexos como resistencia a este.

Además, habrá acciones nómadas de Del Val en Atenas, Micenos y Lesvos y acciones de apoyo a los movimientos de Refugiados en Atenas, que se anunciarán.

Esta gira forma parte del Foro Internacional del Metabody 2017, cofinanciado por el INAEM – Ministerio de Cultura de España.

PUBLICACIONES:

  1. Del Val, J., 2017. Hypermemory and micromemories in the algoricene: on memory, borders and healing. V!RUS, 15. [e-journal] [online] Available at: <http://www.nomads.usp.br/virus/virus15/?sec=4&item=4&lang=en>. [Accessed: 12 December 2017]
  2. Del Val, J. Hipermemória e micromemórias no algoriceno: memória, fronteiras e cura. Traduzido do inglês por Maria Júlia Stella Martins. V!RUS, São Carlos, n. 15, 2017. [online] Disponível em: <http://www.nomads.usp.br/virus/virus15/?sec=4&item=4&lang=pt>. Acesso em: 15 Fev. 2018.

 18, 20, 23, 24 Septiembre y 2 de octubre: Acciones performáticas en:

  • Atenas: 18 de septiembre
  • Micenas: 20 de septiembre – Homenage a Iannis Xenakis
  • Skala Eressos: 23 y 24 de septiembre
  • Meteora:2 de octubre

27-30 Sept (preparaciones 22-26 Sept.) – Lesvos

TALLER & PERFORMANCE

METATOPIA 4.6 – Atravesando hiperfronteras en el Algoriceno

con refugiados, en Lesvos Solidarity Refugee Camp en ex-PIKPA Camp  e Mytilini – http://www.lesvossolidarity.org/index.php/en/

Con performance final en el Campo de Refugiados el 30 de Septiembre a las 21’00

28 sept – 1 oct. Reverso coorganiza la conferencia internacional

Contested Borderscapes – http://www.contested-borderscapes.net/

con mas de 200 ponentes internacionales

1 Octubre a las 12’30 – Lesvos

Conferencia de Jaime del Val

University of the Aegean – Lesvos

en la conferencia Contested Borderscapes – http://www.contested-borderscapes.net/

Hiperfronteras algorítmicas, Refugiados del Big data y control post-biopolítico

1  Octubre a las 15’00 – Lesvos

Jaime del Val participa en el Panel sobre la noción de Frontera, en el auditorio.

University of the Aegean – Lesvos

en la conferencia Contested Borderscapeshttp://www.contested-borderscapes.net/

1 Octubre a las 21’00 – Lesvos

Performance de Jaime del Val

University of the Aegean – Lesvos

en la terraza de la última planta

en la conferencia Contested Borders – http://www.contested-borderscapes.net/

Metatopia 4.6 – Metaformance

3 Octubre 17’00 a 23’00 – Atenas (preparaciones 18-19 septiembre)

Charla, taller y performance de Jaime del Val

en AMOQA – Athens Museum Of Queer Art

http://amoqa.net/

Microsexos: Ontohacking en el Algoricene  – Refugiados del sexo y queerizaciones en la era Big Data.

 

 

PROGRAMA COMPLETO (en inglés):

 

IMF 2016 7 Toulouse z- Metatopia - 7

 

 

27th-30th Sept (preparations 22nd-26th Sept)

WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE

METATOPIA 4.6 Contesting Hyperborders in the Algoricene

with Refugees, in Lesvos Solidarity Refugee Camp based in ex-PIKPA Camp  in Mytilini – http://www.lesvossolidarity.org/index.php/en/

With final public performance at the Camp Dome on 30th September at 9pm

Metatopia is a nomadic interactive environment for outdoors or indoors sp aces made of physical dynamic structures (hacked tents) which become dynamic body extensions, as well as digital architectures and sound, where all aspects of the environments are created through full body movements of participants, via sensors or simple physical connections to structures.

The workshop will propose to explore the interactive environment as collective and therapeutic playground in which to collectively co-create a shared dynamic space, like a collective second skin, a metabody, a chrysalis or womb, a dynamic architecture created and inhabited from within by all participants.

The environments focus on non verbal communication, as every gesture contributes to the collective composition of the physical and digital environments, which becomes a collective body extension.

The environments propose very open landscapes of interaction where everybody can eventually project its cognitive and mobility capacities and potentials while relating non verbally to others. Metatopia is the collective open (indeterminate) space emerging from movement.

The environments invite participants to discover new movements and bodily sensations, as bodies connect to the physical structures and if they use sensors to interact with digital architectures, enhancing a sense of playful indeterminacy while empowering them to a collective creation of space.

The physical dynamic structures are tent-like and represent a recycling and reappropriation of existing objects, as they become dynamic body extensions for a collective experience.

The workshop could show, if there is available time, how to build such structures and also how to recycle and reappropriate other objects from the refugees environment in such a way that these objects become dynamic body extensions for collective creativity. Participants are thus empowered to creatively reappropriate elements form their surrounding.

Special attention will be devoted to the cultural specificity of refugees, their relation to perception, environment, gestures and non verbal communication. The workshop will propose them to subtly explore new experiences starting from their particular background.

Special attention will also be devoted to integrating in the process minorities within refugees, disabilities, gender/sex minorities, children, elderly and others.

http://metabody.eu/metamedialab/

http://metabody.eu/metatopia/

 

1st October at 12’30pm

Talk by Jaime del Val

University of the Aegean – Lesvos

in Contested Borders Conference – http://www.contested-borderscapes.net/

 

Algorithmic hyperborders, Big Data Refugees, and Post-biopolitical control.

Integration, assimilation, anticipation, modulation: New challenges to plurality and freedom in the Algoricene.

Challenging the ontological foundations of population and border control in the Big data era.

Reverso & Metabody Institute, Spain.

Keywords: post-biopolitical control, algorithmic borders, preemption, biometrics, big data –   Track 1: the notion of the border

In the Big Data Era new threats to plurality and cultural difference emerge as strategies of preemption and modulation of behaviour of the human and nonhuman acquire increasing sophistication in algorithmic and Big Data environments. Preemption, anticipation and modulation strategies thus further problematise the already precarious situation of integration politics and the tendency to assimilate plurality rather than let it flourish. This post-biopolitical control regime, increasingly managed by autonomous algorithmic systems, focuses on the capture and capitalisation of emergent behaviours, down to the minutest unconscious gestures thus expanding older disciplinary notions of population control into a new wave of hyper-racism where biometrics explodes the horizon of quantification and categorisation of bodies and behaviours within emergent and increasingly unknowable algorithmic profilings.

The presentation will study the ontology and genealogy of such hypercontrol environments, their invisible architectures stemming from the rationalistion of sensibility enacted since the Renaissance, proposing that we inhabit the Algoricene, an era in which movements tend to be organised in algorithmic patterns of repeatable commands and calculable trajectories and geometries. These frameworks of perceptual organisation (more than the content of perception) are proposed as the ontological frameworks undelying colonial and necolonial politics of bordermaking on bodies and territories. The notion of the border is thus ontologically redefined, first as effect of static algorithms of perception that have over centuries and millenia generated the possibility to define and impose abstract lines diving bodies and territorios, and more recently as dynamic processes of information systems categorising our movements: both are defined as algorithmic borders.

In turn algorihmic borders are ontological borders: conditions of possibility of other more explicit ways of tracing limits and lines over bodies and territories. Biopolitics and population profiling related to state racism took to the limit the possibilities of slow or static systems of border making. Current algorithmic systems are far more dynamic and generate more diffuse and dynamic borders.

Static macroborders, such as defined by nation states, migration policies and normative regimes, are the result of slow and static algorithms that trace lines and impose static abstractions on bodies and territories.  But decision making being more and more in the hands of autonomous algorithms and Big Data systems, what kind of world of hyperborders (dynamic and changing borders enacted by algortihms) are we facing, for instance in health systems and insurance policies, but also in migration policies? Every subject becomes a threat and a risk factor subject to dynamic profiles, whose parameters are increasingly unknowable as they are offspring of autonomous algorithms.  Is the leading to a new kind of Big Data refugees? How can such a power be resisted or escaped?

Furthermore, how is and will be the complex interplay between static macroborders and dynamic hyperborders as the second gain terrain over the first? How is the interplay between state policies of border control and algorithmic profiling infiltrating corporate and state power?

Such problems need to be considered at the level of ontological conditions of both macro and hyperborders.  The project Minor ecologies in the Algoricene proposes to highlight minoritarian, non algorithmic, perceptual ecologies focusing not on the content but on the perceptual organisation of bodies. How to mobilise spaces that favour a positive account of indeterminacy within our multifaceted spaces of control?

This will involve an experiential exploration and co-creation through the workshops and installation-performances (metaformances) of the intra-active environments Metatopia, as in-between spaces, metatopias rather than heterotopias, spaces emerging from the body and movement that may be enacted in nomadic interventions, fostering a bahavioural indeterminacy that may challenge the increasing tendency to categorise identities and actions in the attempt to capitalise and control  our most minimal gestures.

 

1st October at 9pm

Performance by Jaime del Val

University of the Aegean – Lesvos

at the Roof Terrace

in Contested Borders Conference – http://www.contested-borderscapes.net/

 

Metatopia 4.6 – Metaformance

Reverso & Metabody Institute, Spain.

METATOPIA is an architectural paradigm of indeterminate space, enacted as a nomadic, interactive & performative environment for outdoors & indoors spaces that merges dynamic physical & digital architectures, with 3D and multisensory immersion, focusing on indeterminacy, unpredictability and open-ended relation to bodies and surrounding environment, an indeterminate space of emergent behaviours and movements that defies prediction and control in the Big Data Era.

 

 

 microsexes performance-metaformance 1

 

 

 

 

 

3rd October – Athens

at AMOQA – Athens Museum of Queer Art

http://amoqa.net/

Microsexes: Ontohacking in the Algoricene  – Queering and sex refugees in the Big Data Era

Talk, Workshop and Performance/Metaformance by Jaime del Val – Reverso-Metabody

3rd October at AMOQA

  • Microsexes: Ontohacking in the Algoricenetalk and OntohackingDisalignments-Alien contacts workshop on – 17’00
  • MicrosexesMetatopiametaformance/performance 20’00-22’00 – one to one encounters

Normative sex-gender is an algorithm, a movement and perception algorithm, and we need to hack it. It’s an ontological algorithm that creates an algorithmic reality. The talk and workshop propose that normative sex and gender are the effect, not of discursive, performative articulations, but of the way in which movement and perception have become articulated in algorithmic patterns over millenia.

The Algoricene is the era of algorithms, first static algorithms since ancient Greek geometries and Renaissance perspective, that generate repeatable calculable bodies and morphologies. Now we enter the era of dynamic algorithms in which deviations become capitalised in Big Data systems as our activities are modulated by planetary scale computations systems and autonomous algorithms of Facebook or Google.

Macrosex is the repetitive algorithm of Greek geometry and Renaissance perspective culminating in porn culture. Hypersex is the new dynamic algorithm of capitalisation of any deviant activity. How to escape such a control?

Microsexes are amorphous indeterminate movements and perceptions which hack this millenia long tradition of algorithmic sex, of framing bodies and calculating movements. Ontohacking is the proposal to generate alternate perceptions and movements for an amorphous indeterminate body, a metaformance politics beyond the politics of queer performativity, in the Big data Era, where refugees and algorithmic hypercontrol expose new dynamics of multifaceted border regulations.

 

The talk will explore philosophical dimensions of the Metaformance theory proposed.

The workshop will explore a technique of exploration of microperceptions, micromovements and alien microcontacts between bodies in a collective improvisation.

The performance/metaformance will involve a particular ontohacking technique: surveillance cameras placed on the skin and electronically processed voice, in one to one encounters with the audience, where the perfomer -as postqueer technoshaman and alien microsexworker- mediates a perceptual experience in wich the body sees/feels itself away from the perspectival framings that reduce it to a morphology, opening up the participant’s perceptions, mobilising an amorphous postanatomical body of infinite potential microsexes.

Jaime del Val is meta-media artist, philosopher and queer activist, director of Reverso www.reverso.org and coordinator of the METABODY EU Project www.metabody.eu.  Jaime del Val develops transdisciplinary projects in the convergence of arts, technologies, critical theory and activism, proposing redefinitions of embodiment, perception, sex and affects that challenge the ontological foundations of contemporary control society, which have been presented in more than 100 performances and exhibitions, mover 100 conferences and over 60 artist workshops in over 25 countries, with over 30 publications and having organised more than 30 International Metabody Forums and other transdisciplinary events worldwide.