12.9.
Tuesday
18:30 Uhr

INTERVIEW CONVERSATION #4 WITH ZACH BLAS AND AFTERALL ARTSCHOOL

As part of THE EDUCATIONAL WEB exhibition programme at Kunstverein in Hamburg, Afterall ArtSchool will initiate a series of online conversations with artists, scholars, and collectives examining artistic practice and the educational epistemologies which underpin it. Emphasising the pedagogic qualities of dialogue and exchange, these conversations, which will later double as podcast episodes on Afterall ArtSchool, will involve practitioners thinking through and across three different strands: problematising the decolonial institution, education as learning together, and studying in the shadows.

Please join us for a conversation between Afterall ArtSchool co-editor Camille Crichlow and artist, filmmaker, and writer, Zach Blas. Blas’s creative practice engages the materiality of digital technologies while also drawing out the philosophies and imaginaries lurking in artificial intelligence, biometric recognition, predictive policing, airport security, the internet, and biological warfare. The discussion will reflect on Blas’s pedagogical and research-based approaches to artistic practice and technologies of capture shaped by queer and feminist theory.

Place: Zoom, please register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-educational-web-a-conversation-with-zach-blas-tickets-708420744517?aff=oddtdtcreator
Price: Free
Language: English

Biographies:

Zach Blas is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. His practice spans installation, moving image, computation, theory, and performance. Recent exhibitions include Refigured, Whitney Museum of American Art; Data Relations at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art; British Art Show 9; Positions #6, Van Abbemuseum; Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI at the de Young Museum; and the 12th Gwangju Biennale. His 2021 artist monograph Unknown Ideals is published by Sternberg Press.

Arianna Mercado is ArtSchool Project Coordinator at Afterall Research Centre (Central St. Martins). Her research has focused on comradeship and celebration in parallel to the materiality of power and geopolitical entanglements.

Camille Crichlow is ArtSchool Project Coordinator at Afterall Research Centre (Central St. Martins) and a PhD Researcher at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation (University College London). Her research interrogates how historical and emergent formations of racialism manifest in contemporary algorithmic regimes and techno-visual cultures.

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