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JAIME DEL VAL-2

Jaime del Val is a metahumanist polymath: transdisciplinary media artist, philosopher, activist, ontohacker, technologist, uncurator, promotor of the Metabody Project, Forum and Institute, and the non profit organisation Reverso, pianist, composer, visual artist and writer. Since 2000 Jaime develops transdisciplinary projects in the transvergence of arts (dance, performance, architecture, visual and media arts, music), technologies, critical theory and activism. Jaime’s projects propose redefinitions of embodiment, perception and space that challenge contemporary control society as well as normative conceptions of affect, sex, gender, ability or intimacy and have been presented with over 120 performances, metaformances and installations in museums, theatres, festivals, urban and rural areas, refugee camps and numerous unconventional places, in novel experiential formats in over 50 cities of 30 countries, across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, mostly under the collectives REVERSO and Metabody.

The evolution of these projects led in 2013 to the Multiannual European Culture project METABODY, coordinated by Jaime with a network of 38 partners from 16 countries. As part of Metabody Jaime has organised over 50 international Forums in 30 countries and coordinated over 60 research projects and imparting over a 100 workshops and courses. The project continues now with the Metabody Forum, a transdisicplinary and nomadic iIMG_1465pntiative in the crossroads of reseach, creation, education, networking, uncuratorship and activism that takes place every year in at least 8 countries and which consists in three main aspects including the Multiversity, the Ontohacklab and the Metatopia environments. Jaime’s philosophical work has been published in over 150 essays  in journals such as  Performance Research, World Futures, Leonardo and others, and three books are being prepared for publication where Jaime develops a Radical Movement Philosophy and a theory of the Algoricene or Age of Algorithms. Jaime has edited the Journals Reverso and Metabody, is member of the organizing committee of the Beyond Humanism Conference serie and cofounder of Metahumanism, a critical posthumanist philosophy, is advisor on the onto-ethical challenges of Autonomous Algorithms. S/he has given over 120 lectures and has had forums dedicated to hir projects in Universities like U.C Berkeley, Stanford, MIT Medialab, Duke University, Yale, Cambridge, Goldsmiths London, UNAM Mexico, EWHA Seoul, and others all over the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Jaime has developed novel movement techniques with varying applications, included therapeutic, and dynamic architecture and design techniques. As pianist and composer Jaime has recorded 13 CDs and over 300 works. Jaime has also exhibited painting, etching, photography and vIMG_1443pideo work since 1998. As activist Jaime has promoted and been involved since 1998 in numerous environmental, lgtb-queer, Occupy and antisurveillance movements leading several national scale organizations, particularly in the fight against land speculation in Spain, advising and reporting for the European Parliament and United Nations amongst others. In 2008 Jaime was chosen by El Pais as one of the 100 Iberoamericans of the year, described as: “one of the most outstanding examples of an artist concerned with all art forms and with the problems of his time… a clear example of how it’s possible to change the world through art”. He currently promotes a new centre in the rural area. Jaime is neurodiverse and mestiza, trans-species and microsexual, is neither man, nor woman nor human, and is not in Facebook.

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Jaime del Val  is a metahumanist philosopher, media artist, activist, ontohacker, promotor of Metabody and  Reverso. Since 2000 Jaime develops projects in the transvergence of all the arts, technologies, critical theory and activism that challenge control society and normative systems, proposing redefinitions of embodiment, perception, affect, sex, ability, intimacy and space, and have been presented in over 30 countries, across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa where Jaime has organised over 60 Forums. Jaime’s philosophical work has been published in over 150 essays. Jaime has edited the Journals Reverso and Metabody, coorganizes the Beyond Humanism Conference and is cofounder of Metahumanism. Jaime has lectured in Universities like U.C Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Duke, Yale, Cambridge, and over a hundred others over the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jaime considers hirself as being neither human nor cyborg, neither man nor woman, is neurodiverse, mestiza, meta-species and microsexual, and is not on Facebook.