The seminar focuses on the implications of encryption practices for contemporary art, examining how to ability to write and solve codes and expose hidden materials, and use them in fascinating ways. They ask: “how do artists use encryption as a methodology for approaching materials and how does this relationship trouble preconceptions of artistic authorship?”
The two-day event brings a handful of screenings on Thursday, including ‘Mediation as Such (Promo Mix)’ by Sæmundur Þór Helgason and Patrick Hough‘s ‘Object Interviews (Part I)’, as well as a lecture by Susan Schuppli titled ‘Informed Matter: The Structural Violence of Code’ on Wednesday, and one by Lars ‘TCF’ Holdhus on Thursday. The event caps of with an audio performance by TCF.
See the ‘Material Cryptographies’ exhibition page for details. **