20/9 – 28/9 2019 it activates the discursive space of the exhibition Hysterical Mining with a reading session, open gatherings
and workshops that invite people to work together on diverse ‘translations’ of the inner processes of black boxes. In the
sense of “staying with the trouble” (Donna Haraway), we do not shy away from creating productive confusion and suggesting
cheerful exercises for a life in complexity. The goal is to initiate a discourse on the impact of black boxes and the need
for democratic regulation.
Find the complete program with guests like Shermin Voshmgir, Jaya Klara Brekke, Dagmar
Fink and Ruth Catlow here
is a black box? A system whose internal processes evade critical scrutiny or overwhelm our perception capacities with simply
too much data? Are they technological devices, unmanageable social networks and automated economic systems? Is it my smartphone,
crypto currencies, or even the view of things from the perspective of another person? What relationships do we maintain with
black boxes and how do they entangle us? What prejudices and discriminations are (consciously or unintentionally) programmed
into them and amplified by feedback loops within an unequal society? Can we answer these questions if the complex mechanisms
that run the game of input/output-relations are not completely understood?
After ideas by István Antal, Fedra Benoli,
Sara Bissen, Astrid Edlinger, Anne Faucheret, Alexandra Fruhstorfer, Carola Fuchs, Daniela Hinderer, Pauline Hosse-Hartmann,
Andrea Hubin, Maria Kanzler, Radostina Kostadinova, Luana Marina, Marianna Mondelos, Hektor Peljak, Katja Stecher, Eleanor
Taylor and by many more ...
Admission EUR 2
Free with exhibition ticket or annual ticket and for Community
Language depending on the participants German and/or English.
All events take place
at the Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz venue – in the discursive space of the current exhibition Hysterical
Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz
1040 Vienna, Austria
More info:Community CollegeThe
Black Box Issues
Exhibition & full program Hysterical