Yes Men Are Revolting

The Yes Men

Documentary film

Ticket price: 5 €

Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Under the Shadow of the Drone

James Bridle

WED, 14 October 2015
Aksioma | Project Space, Ljubljana

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Molleindustria

Paolo Pedercini

WED, 13 May 2015
Aksioma | Project Space, Ljubljana

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Class Wargames – Ludic Subversion Against Spectacular Capitalism

Richard Barbrook

Book presentation
WED, 22 April 2015
The Old Power Station, Ljubljana

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@Networked Disruption

Annie Machon

THU, 12 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

In the last session, the concept of “disruption” is taken from business contexts to the realm of surveillance systems and geopolitical forms of control. How can we apply the strategy of disruption today, in the context of increasingly invasive corporations and surveillance by government agencies, and with the threat of your every move being recorded? Inspired by whistleblowing – revealing social injustices or misconducts by corporations and governments to a wider public – disruption becomes a strategy to start “fighting” the systems we want to oppose from within, reflecting on conscious modalities of “oppositions” that come from the inside of the machine. Annie Machon, a former UK MI5 intelligence officer who left the Service to help blow the whistle on the crimes and incompetence of the British spy agencies, discusses how to empower people to act consciously in society, culture and the media environment, and become protagonists of their lives.

Related event: Tactics & Practice #3: Networked Disruption

@Networked Disruption

Vuk Ćosić

THU, 12 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

In the last session, the concept of “disruption” is taken from business contexts to the realm of surveillance systems and geopolitical forms of control. How can we apply the strategy of disruption today, in the context of increasingly invasive corporations and surveillance by government agencies, and with the threat of your every move being recorded? Inspired by whistleblowing – revealing social injustices or misconducts by corporations and governments to a wider public – disruption becomes a strategy to start “fighting” the systems we want to oppose from within, reflecting on conscious modalities of “oppositions” that come from the inside of the machine. Annie Machon, a former UK MI5 intelligence officer who left the Service to help blow the whistle on the crimes and incompetence of the British spy agencies, discusses how to empower people to act consciously in society, culture and the media environment, and become protagonists of their lives.

Related event: Tactics & Practice #3: Networked Disruption

@Networked Disruption

Telekommunisten (Baruch Gottlieb, Dmytri Kleiner)

THU, 12 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

The proposal of an alternative to capitalism by working within capitalistic logic is suggested by the notion of Venture Communism developed by the Telekommunisten collective, who present the latest miscommunication technologies, including the new release OCTO P7C-ES, a metaphor of a centralised social network made of intertwined pneumatic tube offline-technology, ready to be disrupted by the visitors.

Related event: Tactics & Practice #3: Networked Disruption

@Networked Disruption

John Law

THU, 12 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

Urban exploration and pranks group The Suicide Club, founded in January 1977, was the protean cradle of ideas that, while obscure at the time, have gone on to influence world-wide trends, sub-cultures and social movements. Starting in 1986, The San Francisco Cacophony Society, a more open experimental organisation that rose from the ashes of the secretive Suicide Club, was the group that created the Burning Man Festival. Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, arguably the most influential American novel of the 1990s as well as a statement defining an entire generation’s cultural displacement, was directly inspired by Cacophony and the earlier Suicide Club. The first decade of the 21st century saw the rise of a mass movement of street games and urban play epitomised by the new social media phenomenon of “flash mobs” and the world-wide “urban exploration” culture. Cacophony was one of the primary sources in the early encouragement and implementation of these types of play. Street art and media pranking were a part of the scene as well, embodied in the advertising pranking of the Cacophony affiliated Billboard Liberation Front (starting in 1977) and the punk rock circus and bike rodeo underground that blossomed in the 1990s, instilling a DIY spirit into the alternative performance scene world-wide.

Related event: Tactics & Practice #3: Networked Disruption

@Networked Disruption

Bani Brusadin

THU, 12 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

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Networked Disruption

Anna Adamolo, Anonymous, Billboard Liberation Front, Burning Man Festival, Cacophony Society, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Julian Oliver, Laura Poitras, Les Liens Invisibles, Luther Blissett, Mail Art, Neoism, Peng! Collective, Suicide Club, Telekommunisten, Trevor Paglen

Group exhibition
Curator: Tatiana Bazzichelli

Exhibition opening: THU, 23 April 2015 at 7 pm

In the frame of the festival Mine, Yours, Ours.

Organisation: Drugo More, Rijeka
Production: Drugo more, Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Free entrance

Dolac I/II, Rijeka, Croatia

@Networked Disruption

Loretta Borelli

WED, 11 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

The presentations in this session share a philosophy, which works towards the embodiment of a shared identity, generating semantic disruptions, questioning social and cultural categorisation and closed systems. The case of the Anna Adamolo fictional identity (Italy, 2008–2009) demonstrates how to conceive of strategies of un-representability during demonstrations and strikes. Such action emerges from inside the Italian students movement, acting through the cracks and interstices of institutional Italian politics and viral business logics of social media and Web 2.0. Alongside, Janez Janša focuses on the acts of changing one’s personal name and the effects of such a gesture in mainstream press and institutional politics, opening up a series of questions, from what is real and what is mediated to the questions of identity and political in art.

Related event: Tactics & Practice #3: Networked Disruption

@Networked Disruption

Florian Cramer, Vittore Baroni, Tatiana Bazzichelli

WED, 11 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

The current meaning of openness, and the rhetoric of decentralisation, freedom and exchange in social media cannot be fully understood without tracing back the practice of networking in the underground artistic contexts over the past decades. This session proposes to analyse the roots of social networking based on both analogue and digital networked art, and connect them with the post-digital critical reflection. Social networking is seen as a practice of community creation, towards the imagination of common spaces of intervention – and identity identification – where symbols, myths and memes are shared. This panel describes the genesis and the creation of a number of grassroots artistic networks between the Eighties and the Nineties, across both Europe and the US, and question the practice of networking today. A common thread connects the network of mail art, Neoism, Luther Blissett and, more recently, in the post-digital era, the Anonymous entity. Such practices of disruption have been “social networks out of the box”, therefore generating viral practices, strategies of networking and “radical play”, both online and offline.

Related event: Tactics & Practice #3: Networked Disruption

@Networked Disruption

Florian Cramer

WED, 11 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

The current meaning of openness, and the rhetoric of decentralisation, freedom and exchange in social media cannot be fully understood without tracing back the practice of networking in the underground artistic contexts over the past decades. This session proposes to analyse the roots of social networking based on both analogue and digital networked art, and connect them with the post-digital critical reflection. Social networking is seen as a practice of community creation, towards the imagination of common spaces of intervention – and identity identification – where symbols, myths and memes are shared. This panel describes the genesis and the creation of a number of grassroots artistic networks between the Eighties and the Nineties, across both Europe and the US, and question the practice of networking today. A common thread connects the network of mail art, Neoism, Luther Blissett and, more recently, in the post-digital era, the Anonymous entity. Such practices of disruption have been “social networks out of the box”, therefore generating viral practices, strategies of networking and “radical play”, both online and offline.

Related event: Tactics & Practice #3: Networked Disruption

@Networked Disruption

Vittore Baroni

WED, 11 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

The current meaning of openness, and the rhetoric of decentralisation, freedom and exchange in social media cannot be fully understood without tracing back the practice of networking in the underground artistic contexts over the past decades. This session proposes to analyse the roots of social networking based on both analogue and digital networked art, and connect them with the post-digital critical reflection. Social networking is seen as a practice of community creation, towards the imagination of common spaces of intervention – and identity identification – where symbols, myths and memes are shared. This panel describes the genesis and the creation of a number of grassroots artistic networks between the Eighties and the Nineties, across both Europe and the US, and question the practice of networking today. A common thread connects the network of mail art, Neoism, Luther Blissett and, more recently, in the post-digital era, the Anonymous entity. Such practices of disruption have been “social networks out of the box”, therefore generating viral practices, strategies of networking and “radical play”, both online and offline.

Related event: Tactics & Practice #3: Networked Disruption

@Networked Disruption (intro)

Tatiana Bazzichelli

WED, 11 March 2015
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

In the last decade, the critical framework of art and hacktivism has shifted from developing strategies of opposition to embarking on the art of disruption. By identifying the emerging contradictions within the current economic and political framework of information technology, this seminar presents a constellation of activist and hacker practices, as well as those of artists, who work on the interferences between networking participation, political criticism and disruptive business innovation.

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Conversation on a Balcony

Constant Dullaart and Vuk Ćosić

TUE 3 March 2015
City Hotel, Ljubljana

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Dust & Illusions – 30 Years of History of Burning Man Festival

Olivier Bonin

Film projection

Projection will introduce Slovenian audiences to the topics discussed by John Law, one of the founding members of the Burning Man festival, in his lecture, which will take place as part of the Networked Disruption seminar in Kino Šiška.

Free entrance

18 Slomškova St, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Real-time for Pirate Cinema

Geoff Cox

WED, 21 January 2015
Aksioma | Project Space, Ljubljana

As a portrait of the network in real-time, Pirate Cinema somewhat reflects the temporal complexity of the world now in the coming together of different co-existing ways of being in time. In the talk Geoff Cox wants to suggest that Pirate Cinema might allow us to better understand the dynamics of networked technologies and some of the defining conditions of globalization that underpin the cultural logic of our times.

The lecture is based on Geoff Cox essay, which was commissioned for the Aksioma’s new series of brochures PostScriptUM.

Related event: The Pirate Cinema

The Pirate Cinema

Nicolas Maigret

WED, 21 January 2015
Aksioma | Project Space, Ljubljana

Related event: The Pirate Cinema

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