The TEXT2SPEECH: Proxy Politics As Withdrawal evening workshop is on at London’s ICA on May 12.
Taking artist-writer Hito Steyerl‘s DIS essay The Terror of Total Dasein as a starting point, the event will feature presentations by anonymous art collective HARD-CORE, artist Maximilian Schmoetzer, and the Research Centre for Proxy Politics (RCPP) addressing the “politics of the stand-in and decoy”.
The workshop will explore “the idea of the proxy, a surrogate and decoy, as a method of withdrawal or protest,” and offers my supplementary reading in Boaz Levin and Vera Tollmann‘s contribution to Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 publication Out of Body, called ‘The Body of the Web’ on the “age of proxy politics” in response to displaced power.
See the ICA website for details.**