London-based artist Paul Kneale is initiating his participation in the upcoming September group show Abjects at Import Projects and helping wrap up Berlin’s Project Space Festival with a performance and talk at the Berlin gallery on August 29.
The performance and talk, appropriately titled ‘Free Software’, has Kneale publishing a series of instructions for the performances on his website. “These systems are designated to be carried out ‘DIY’, and will enable numerous outsourced works in the gallery,” writes the event press release.
The directives—which include self-made “unboxing videos” and microwaved CDs—”explore the viral spread of information mediated by technology through manifold (human) bodies”, as well as modes of authorship and “the fate of authenticity within the distributed image and data form”. Amidst this publication, Kneale will join curator Franziska Sophie Wildförster for a discussion on the “new (digital) abject”.
See the event page for details. **