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  • The Black Chamber - Surveillance, Paranoia, Invisibility & The Internet

    9-10 March 2016
    Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    With: Marko Peljhan, Simona Levi, Evan Roth, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, and Zach Blas
    Curated by: Eva & Franco Mattes and Bani Brusadin

    MORE: www.aksioma.org/black.chamber

    How did the internet go from the utopian free-for-all, open source heaven, libertarian last frontier to the current state of permanent surveillance, exhibitionism and paranoia?

    This duplicity is the underlying thread that links the artists, activists, and researchers who will participate in The Black Chamber1, an exhibition, a symposium, and an urban intervention curated by The Influencers (ES), produced by Aksioma (SI) in partnership with Drugo More (HR) and hosted, respectively, by Galerija Škuc and Kino Šiška in Ljubljana.

    Developed through ongoing research on these subjects by internationally renown artist duo Eva & Franco Mattes and researcher and curator Bani Brusadin, The Black Chamber aims at discussing the delicate and often awkward role of art and imagination in the age of mass surveillance, stressing the multiple connections between post-studio art and independent research, grassroots reverse engineering, and new forms of political activism in the age of networks.