Dancing with Dragons - Waiwai (Hiuwai Chan), Vuk Ćosić, Patrice Riemens, Katalin Hausel
Panel | Art Meets Radical Openness 2018
Festival dedicated to Art, Hacktivism & Open Culture.
We are witnessing a global paradigm shift and the reshuffling of geopolitical powers. All sorts of heroes and demons are waving their ideological banners for social reforms or a new global hegemony, prophesying an uncertain future. Le roi est mort, vive le roi ! Lost in the hybrid reality of analytics politics and postmaterial engagement, we may ask ourselves: Shall we hold on the status quos or actively seek the new New?
Extended from the prior symposium program on artivism, Poetics of Politic(PoP) collaborates with AMRO to facilitate the panel discussion-- Dancing with Dragons: the rise of outside political actors in the new global (dis)order By using the metaphor of Hic Svnt Dracones, the discussion will explore curious paths to the fluxing digital geopolitics--Can hybrid, outside political workers/collectives gain direct political impact, during the gap between the fading of an old system and the emergence of a new global hegemony? Will borders among artists, activists, politicians and constituents dissolve in the future geopolitical network?
Panel with: Vuk Ćosić, Katalin Hausel, and Patrice Riemens. Moderated by Waiwai (Hiuwai Chan).
Waiwai (Hiuwai Chan)
Best described as a ‘hybrid agent’ or ‘Jill-of-all-trades’
With educations and working experiences in: fine art, new media, data-driven programming, landscape architecture, electoral campaigns and activists campaigns. She is also the co-founder of Poetics of Politics, a symposium program on digital geopolitics. Currently based in the Interface Culture Lab (Linz), she is researching on hybrid, outside political/technological workers in electoral politics.
Katalin Hausel is an Hungarian artist/designer/educator with an academic background in philosophy and history. In the last 4 years Katalin has been part of the unMonastery group, a small organisation that connects rural areas, depleted villages with urbanites who seek to leave the compromises and the precarity of city life. These co-living and co-working experiments have taken place on the periphery of Europe (South Italy and Greece), with the goal of re-utilising unused buildings and forging new relationships between the city and the countryside.
Patrice Riemens, social geographer, advocate of free and open source software and member of the Dutch hackers group the Hippies from Hell.
Vuk Ćosić is one of pioneers of net.art in the nineties, later also digital strategist and consultant on corporate and political projects in Slovenia, currently ideologue of the European Capital of Culture Rijeka 2020. Lives between Ljubljana and Rijeka with wife Irena and daughter Luna who speaks Japanese.
Frequently exhibits (Manifesta, Zurich; Whitechappel, London; Venice Bienial; Habana Bienial; Manifesta, Zurich; ICA, London; Beaubourg, Paris; Reina Sofia, Madrid; Garage, Moscow; ICC, Tokio; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Digital Artlab, Tel Aviv; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Ars Electronica, Linz; Castello Rivoli, Torino; Walker, Minneapolis; Postmasters, NYC; Friedricanum, Kassel; Neue Galerie, Graz; IAS, Seoul; Baltic, Newcastle; Moca, Oslo; Barbican, London, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich...) and lectures (Museums: Castello Rivoli, Torino; Beaubourg, Paris; Guggenheim, Venice; CCA, Glasgow; Thing, NYC; LAMoCA, LA; Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich...; Festivals – Hong Kong, London, Liverpool, Dessau, Montreal, Banff, Madrid, Gorizia, Copenhagen, Barcelona...; Art schools and Universities- Stockholm, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Troy, Dundee, Liverpool, Venice, Linz, Barcelona, BNF, Paris...).