[spectre] New podcast: Zach Blas talks about utopian plagiarism, biometrics, queer technologies..

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Wed Apr 5 11:30:21 CEST 2017

*New podcast:* <http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/zach-blas/capsula> Zach Blas
<http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/zach-blas/capsula>talks about utopian
plagiarism, biometrics, life patterns, and unthinkable moments; about
identity, opacity, and paranodes; about speculation understood in terms of
usefulness, and about how we can go about conceiving sensual alternatives
to the internet’s total mono-narrative today.

Link: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/zach-blas/capsula

Zach Blas draws on a series of sculptural, performative, audiovisual, and
essay strategies and multiplies the subjects of his research in the form of
teaching and writing, in an artistic practice in which contemporary
security technologies collide with minority political demands. His
long-term projects respond to facial recognition biometrics, explore queer
technological prototypes to dismantle age-old patriarchal and militarised
narratives, and dispute the meteoric rise of the internet, understanding it
as a surface on which the new capture strategies used by governments and
corporations are, by definition, usually resolved. His work stakes out a
prolific confluence zone between sci-fi speculation and urgent struggles,
between denunciation and imagination.

*01:37* Utopian plagiarism
*04:22* Unthinkable moments
*05:20* Contra-Internet: dildo-tectonics and paranodes
*11:30* Disappearing into the world itself?
*16:11* Opacity and identity
*18:57* How to circulate the work: queer technologies
*22:53* The prison house: capture and grammars of action
*31:52* Pattern of life

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