Previously at the ICA - Events
12 Aug 2017
This discussion with artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Larne Abse Gogarty engages the intersection of technology and socio-political trajectories, the subversion of capitalist realities and the development of potential future technologies. As several contributors to In formation address the polarized nature of contemporary politics and their impact on social formations, Meineche Hansen explores and makes visible the impossibility of separating Silicon Valley ideology from the austerity of capitalist reality. For her recent work OVER (2017-ongoing) Meineche Hansen initiated the development of an augmented reality app, built in opposition to the alt-right’s occupation of the digital realm. This event expands this discussion towards future development of the app.
Sidsel Meineche Hansen is an artist who lives and works in London. Her recent solo exhibitions include OVER, Ludlow 38, New York (2017); SECOND SEX WAR, Trondheim Kunstmuseum and Gasworks, London and No Right Way 2 Cum, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (all 2016). Recent group shows include the Viena Biennale 2017, Kunsthalle Vienna; Rest in the Furrows of my Skin, Kunsthaus Hamburg and University of Disaster, Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice (all 2017). Meineche Hansen currently works as an associate professor at Funen Art Academy, Denmark.
Dr Larne Abse Gogarty is the Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Humboldt Universität, Berlin. She completed her PhD at University College London in 2015. Her primary research interests lie in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on American performance, sculpture and social practice, Marxism, race and gender. She is currently working on her first book, provisionally titled The Art of Living: Social Practice and State Formation in American Art. She regularly writes criticism for Art Monthly and elsewhere, and is on the editorial collective for Cesura//Acceso, a journal for music, politics and poetics.