2018

EIGEN + ART Lab Feedback #2: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts

Cybopticon.life


Performance, Installation, Intervention, Collaboration


In the performative space that is the world wide web, the Cybopticon functions as an agency that employs artists and members of the public to manufacture performances in the form of virtual and material actions (e.g. “I will promote you on social media”, “I will interpret your dream”). Part-office, part- peep show, the platform utilizes computer screens as two-way mirrors which reveal the banal and exploitative parallels between the modern gig economy, artistic labour, and sex work. Blurring the lines between contract workers providing services and artists performing artwork, the Cybopticon is an endless loop of production and consumption that mirrors our desires at any cost.

Our agency employs artists and members of the public to perform services ranging from the mundane to the metaphysical. Whether you need a personal social media manager, a lip-sync performance, or a good gift for your forgotten Valentine, we have something suitable for everyone's needs.- cybopticon.life is a digital pioneer in the future of labour and self-construction. Come for a tour of our newly opened offices, where you can occupy the role of observer and participant, voyeur and exhibitionist, audience and performer. We also accept online appointments for clients tuning into our live-stream

2017

FK-Galerie, Berlin & SomaS Art House, Berlin

www.weplay4unow.com


Performance, Installation, Intervention, Co-curation


Enter the “Cybopticon” where you can occupy the role of observer and participant, voyeur and exhibitionist, audience and performer.

Four cyber characters: (Elly Clarke, Esben Holk, Lena Chen, Stephanie Ballantine) appear in the material world, offering you an array of personalized services that range from the mundane to the erotic. Broadcasting from inside a cam studio the cliant must purchase a service to be given access to the Cybopticon at 
www.weplay4unow.com

Installation featuring works from guest artists: Zlena Van Lunarem, Mange Debauch, Wie Ingeborg, Kate Spence, Veronica Jonsson, Marie Wengler, Voin de Voin, Makode Aj Linde, Jackee Word, Cathy Wade, Lula Rodriguez

Press: Wicked Hag-Crush Fiction

2017

Self-Printed

The Hysterical Oracle Book

Publication


To be published.
Soft Cover 
Paper: Munkin Polar 150gm 
80 pages 
Designed by Regine Rack
Printed by Zack Helwa
Bound by Rada Nastai 



2017 

Basementartsproject Leeds, UK

The Hysterical Oracle 

Performance, Installation, Video, Photography



The cry of the oracle has been drowned out by the flooding of information and technology. the image of the hysterical is displayed and shared on social media, we laugh at those who cannot connect the sentences. who is out of their own condition. The hysterical without vision are risen to the place of the highest order. the oracle is the technology database that controls the connection and availability of information.
hysteria is contained to fiction- we sanitise and normalise what was before medicalised
the oracle no longer shakes and shivers, no longer sees in between the lines.
if the oracle defines themselves as such, they are hystericalised.








2017

FK-Gallerie, Berlin

The Blind Curator

Co-conceptualiser, Producer 


FK-Kollektiv’s exhibition ‘The Blind Curator’ was an unique topographical presentation thats aim was to redefine the curatorial process,

Through an open call, images were submitted before the event and prints brought directly to the event on the broad themes of; ‘Location’, ‘People’ and ‘Memory’. Every photograph was exhibited that has been submitted. The end number of photographs came to 174.

The blindfolded curator was handed each photograph and placed the image on the exhibition wall, thus beginning the creation of an ever-evolving memory-map.

The next step is then offered the audience, who create connections between the scattered photographs by joining them by the use of string, thus fabricating a shared consciousness of the individual memory snaps.

The fabricated network which weave the scattered photographs together, becomes a reflection of the constructed joint consciousness the collaboration has produced, aiming to link, question and clarify connections and divergences.