[-empyre-] rehearsal of a network - [week 2]

Shu Lea Cheang shulea at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 9 18:41:29 AEST 2018

dear all

It seems like our week1 focus on Mycelium network is just heating up, i 
am sure we will be coming back to reflect on mycelium's network nature...

Now we enter  rehearsal of a network - [week 2], with a focus on 
networked activism and performance.

We are interested in reviewing a glory past/present/future with update 
on strategies of intervention including applications with social 
networks and analogue tactics of 'body counts matter".

I introduce the very very special guests for this week2.

with great respect.


John Jordan (UK/France)

Labelled a  "Domestic Extremist" by the police, and “a magician of 
rebellion” by the press, John Jordan has spent the last 25 years merging 
art and activism. Working in various settings from Museums to squatted 
social centres, International Theatre Festivals to climate camps, he 
Co-founded /Reclaim the Streets/ and the /Clown Army/, Co-edited /We Are 
Everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anti-capitalism/" (Verso), 
and co-wrote the film/book /Les Sentiers de l’Utopie/ (Editions 
Zones,2012). He now co-facilitates the /Laboratory of Insurrectionary 
Imagination (Labofii)/, with Isabelle Fremeaux. Infamous for fermenting 
mass disobedience on bicycles, throwing snowballs at bankers, launching 
a rebel raft regatta to shut down a power station, running workshops in 
postcapitalism and refusing to be censored by the Tate Modern,/t/he 
Labofii now lives on the autonomous zone of la zad of 
Notre-dame-des-Landes, 'a territory lost to the republic,' according to 
the French government. For more info about the zad see 
www.zadforever.blog <http://www.zadforever.blog>

Nitasha Dhillon (India/USA)

Nitasha Dhillon is one of two artists who make up the MTL Collective, a 
collaboration joining research and aesthetic, theory and practice, 
action and organizing. With Amin Husain as MTL, they are co-founders of 
Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy magazine, Global Ultra Luxury 
Faction (G.U.L.F.), the direct action arm of Gulf Labor Artist 
Coalition, Strike Debt and Rolling Jubilee, Direct Action Front for 
Palestine (DAFP), and most recently, as MTL+, Decolonize This Place, a 
movement space and decolonial formation in New York City that combine 
organizing, art, and action around five strands of struggle: Indigenous 
Struggle, Black Liberation, Free Palestine, Global Wage Worker, and 
De-Gentrification. Nitasha is currently a PhD candidate at Department of 
Media Study, University at Buffalo.

Ricardo Dominguez(USA)

Ricardo Dominguezis a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater 
(EDT), a group who developed virtual sit-in technologies in solidarity 
with the Zapatistas communities in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1998. His recent 
Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab project 
(http://tbt.tome.press/) with Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara 
Carroll, and Elle Mehrmand, the /Transborder Immigrant Tool/ (a GPS cell 
phone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/US border) was the winner 
of “Transnational Communities Award” (2008), an award funded by Cultural 
Contact, Endowment for Culture Mexico–US and handed out by the US 
Embassy in Mexico. It also was funded by CALIT2 and the UCSD Center for 
the Humanities. The /Transborder Immigrant Tool/ has been exhibited at 
the 2010 California Biennial (OCMA), Toronto Free Gallery, Canada 
(2011), The Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands (2013), ZKM, Germany (2013), as 
well as a number of other national and international venues. The project 
was also under investigation by the US Congress in 2009-2010 and was 
reviewed by Glenn Beck in 2010 as a gesture that potentially “dissolved” 
the U.S. border with its poetry. Dominguez is Associate Professor of 
Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, a Hellman 
Fellow, a Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell University 
(2018), and a Rockefeller Arts & Humanities Fellow (2019) and Principal 
Investigator at CALIT2/QI, UCSD. He also is co-founder of *particle 
group*, with artists Diane Ludin, Nina Waisman, Amy Sara Carroll, whose 
art project about nano-toxicology entitled *Particles of Interest: Tales 
of the Matter Market* has been presented at the House of World Cultures, 
Berlin (2007), the San Diego Museum of Art (2008), Oi Futuro, Brazil 
(2008), CAL NanoSystems Institute, UCLA (2009), Medialab-Prado, Madrid 
(2009), E-Poetry Festival, Barcelona, Spain (2009), Nanosférica, NYU 
(2010), and SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico (2014): 


FRAUDis a /métis/ duo of critical art practitioners. Their backgrounds 
include computational culture, post-colonial and critical feminism, 
performance, disruptive design, and space system engineering. They 
develop art-led inquiries into the multiple scales of power and 
governmentality that flow through physical and cultural landscapes. The 
duo focuses on critical ecologies, exploring forms of slow violence and 
necropolitics that are embedded in the entanglement of archiving 
practices and technical objects, and erasure as a disruptive technology 
in knowledge production.


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