Jan
9
to Jan 27

The Glass Room Experience

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Do you feel like your digital self is slipping out of control? Have you let yourself install too many apps, clicked “I agree” a few too many times.

Following the amazing success of the The Glass Room exhibitions in New York and London, a smaller version The Glass Room is brought to Brussels at the invitation of Privacy Salon. It seeks to both expose and demystify how the largest data companies in the world operate and what their relationship is with the individuals who they serve and on whom they depend. On Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoon, visitors are welcome to interact with our Data Detox Barista’s and pick up their own 8-day Data Detox Kit.

Organized by Tactical Technology Collective and Mozilla
Supported by Privacy Salon and Muntpunt
Privacy Salon has invited the Tactical Technology Collective to conduct a Disrupting Your Digital Shadow workshop on 20 January 2018, and Gluon to offer interactive demos based on innovative technologies on 27 January 2018

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organised in the context of CPDP2018

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Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

The Glass Room Experience & Disrupting Your Digital Shadow

© Daniel Desiderio Páez Castillo

© Daniel Desiderio Páez Castillo

A guided tour of the Tactical Technology Collective's Glass Room Experience and a workshop on strategies individuals can adopt to protect their privacy and online identities.

Tour from 15:00 - 15:30
Workshop from 15:30 - 16:15

The workshop is organized by the Tactical Technology Collective at the invitation of Privacy Salon

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Jan
22
8:00 AM08:00

GDPR SALON 2018

Under the patronage of the Belgian State Secretary for Privacy and the Belgian Privacy Commission

Are you ready for the GDPR?
Are you interested to know what kind of GDPR tools are out there?
Are you looking for training opportunities?
Still have questions about how to implement the GDPR in your company or organisation?

GDPR Salon will showcase the latest innovations, software tools and training opportunities, will offer panel sessions on the most pressing GDPR topics and several networking opportunities to talk to experts.

For more information about registration and program, please visit www.gdprsalon.com

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Jan
23
9:00 AM09:00

PRIVACY CAMP 2018: speech, settings and [in]security by design

The 6th annual Privacy Camp takes place just before the start of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 2018 conference. Privacy Camp brings together civil society, policy-makers and academia to discuss existing and looming problems for human rights in the digital environment. In the face of a “shrinking civic space” for collective action, the event aims to provide a platform for actors from across these domains to discuss and develop shared principles to address key challenges for digital rights and freedoms of individuals.

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The theme this year is “speech, settings and [in]security by design”. The event features two main tracks. The first will discuss the challenges to freedom of speech online and the potential of a digital public sphere and the second track will focus on the security of devices and infrastructure. Altogether, these two tracks will explore whether we can collectively design better data infrastructures and information architecture. 

This year, Privacy Camp will also feature the “civil society summit” of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) with opening remarks by Giovanni Buttarelli.

Co-organised by European Digital Rights (EDRi), Privacy Salon, USL-B Institute for European Studies and VUB-LSTS.

Participation is free. 

More information and registration via privacycamp.eu

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Roundtable "Cross-border data transfers: Effective protection and government access, in particular in the transatlantic context"

Privacy Salon and Brussels Privacy Hub are hosting a launch event for Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 2018 conference. 

The EU data protection regime claims that cross-border data transfer should not prejudice the level of protection individuals are entitled to. However, enforcing this claim in a cross-border context is not evident. This problem is widely recognised and in the last years the CJEU has set high standards. As a historically contentious subject, it remains a source of great controversy and legal complexity, with significant economic and political implications, touching upon some of the most fundamental issues of European Law.

The roundtable will be followed by a reception.

More information and registration via Brussels Privacy Hub website

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2018

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Jan
24
to Jan 25

Move It Forward for Women's Health & Big Data - female digital starters seminar

Privacy Salon, Digital Leadership Institute and its partners are proud to announce a FREE Move It Forward - female digital starters event for Women’s Health & Big Data.

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This initiative of the Digital Brusselles female digital accelerator is supported by top technology companies, non-profit organisations, and youth and women's networks and communities. Its objective is to give teen and adult women the skills to become digital entrepreneurs and leaders, and to support them in driving positive change in their communities.

This is a registration-only event. The public is invited to the closing plenary, including project presentations and awards, which will take place on 25 January 2018 at 18.00.

Organized by Digital Leadership Institute and Privacy Salon
Location Area42, Rue de Palais 42-46, 1030 Brussels
Dates 24-25 January 2018
More information and registration link  

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Jan
24
to Jan 26

Painted by Numbers

A Discursive Installation on Algorithmic Regimes

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At the center of Painted by Numbers are artists, scientists, and activists who provide different perspectives on new algorithmic realities: are algorithms truly rational or do we only perceive them as such? Do they lack transparency? Are algorithms already shaping our cognitive processes? Interview excerpts are arranged according to theme in six channels: Rationality, Prediction, Agency, Regulation, Politics, and Culture, and visible on six different screens. The interviewees' statements are not shown in a linear way, but create an open structure. This way, each viewer can choose an individual path in a cloud of overlaying audio and in a space of intersecting visual inputs.

The content is available as a spatial media installation, complemented by an online platform and offline events, which both function as discursive spaces. The outcome blends sociocultural debate and artistic media practice, exhibition and discourse spaces.

Concept and realization by Konrad Becker and Felix Stalder, World-Information Institute
Supported by Privacy Salon

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organised in the context of CPDP2018

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Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Malware, hacking and data leaks

A discussion about the current state of cybersecurity in Europe

Information technologies have transformed the way we live, work and divert ourselves. With these technologies come new threats to our security, from (sensitive) data leaks to virtual identity theft to cyber-espionage and viruses that can crash whole computer systems.  In 2017, Europe was facing about 4000 ransomware attacks per day. It was also the year of yet another series of malware attacks targeting entities in public health, banking, communication, logistics, politics, etc.  Cyberattacks are directed more increasingly towards government agencies and citizens. Some efforts to tackle such cyberattacks are taken on governmental level through strengthening of cybersecurity centres. But to what extent is this enough? Should citizens, organisations and companies be responsible for their own 'cyberhygiene' or should this be regulated and enforced by the EU or national governments?

Moderator: Ulrich Seldeslachts (LSEC – Leaders in security)
Speakers: Nathalie van Raemdonck (CyberWayFinder), Maarten Bodlaender (Philips), Simon Hania (TomTom), Eddy Willems (G Data Software AG)

Organized by Privacy Salon and deBuren in partnership with LSEC
Registration via deBuren

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organised in the context of CPDP2018

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Jan
25
to Feb 18

Watching You, Watching Me - A Photographic Response to Surveillance

Watching You, Watching Me explores the intersection between photography and surveillance. Employing a dynamic range of approaches—from documentary to conceptual practice, from appropriation to street art—10 artists provide a satellite-to-street view of the ways in which surveillance culture blurs the boundaries between the private and public realm.

© Julian Roeder

© Julian Roeder

The exhibition looks into how photography can be both an instrument of surveillance and a tool to expose and challenge its negative impact. In tackling the inherent difficulty of visualizing something that is meant to be both omnipresent and covert—seemingly everywhere and nowhere at the same time—the artists in this exhibition employ a dynamic range of approaches.

With works by Mari Bastashevski & Privacy International, Edu Bayer, Josh Begley, Paolo Cirio, Hasan Elahi, Andrew Hammerand, Mishka Henner, Simon Menner, Julian Roeder and Tomas van Houtryve.
Curated by Stuart Alexander, Susan Meiselas, Yukiko Yamagata

Organized by Open Society Foundations - New York in cooperation with Privacy Salon and Bozar within the context of the 11th International Conference Computers, Privacy & Data Protection: The Internet of Bodies

Opening 25 January 2018 at 19.00, followed by two roundtable discussions | More details

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organised in the context of CPDP2018

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

WATCHING YOU, WATCHING ME opening and roundtables

For the opening two of the artists of Watching You, Watching Me - Julian Roeder and Mari Bastashevski - will each host a roundtable discussion with maximum 10 participants from different disciplines and sectors.  Visitors to the expo can walk by, listen in and stay or move on. 

©  Mari Bastashevski

©  Mari Bastashevski

The starting point are the artworks presented by the artists. The larger topic being the fact that governments and corporations around the world track communications and actions of citizens, of millions of people. Justified? Legal? Thanks to the personal risks and sacrifices of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden the repressive and discriminatory ways of operating by - even democratic - governments, have been laid bare. Our right to privacy is threatened, our freedom of speech and expression suppressed.

Proposed by STAL - Sciences, Technologies, Arts, Lab - an initiative of BOZAR, VUB and ULB - and CPDP - International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference
Co-presentation: Privacy Salon
In support of weKONEKT.brussels

PROGRAMME
19:00 Welcome speeches
19:30 Visit of the exhibition + Start of roundtables with Julian Roeder and Mari Bastashevski
20:30 End of round tables & drink

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organised in the context of CPDP2018

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

PLSC-EUROPE

PLSC-Europe 2018 will be held in Brussels right after Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) 2018 conference. CPDP is an annual gathering of academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry, and civil society from all over the world. 

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Based on the popular Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) event in the United States, PLSC-Europe is dedicated to bringing together privacy law scholars, practitioners, and privacy scholars from other disciplines from across Europe and beyond to discuss current issues. PLSC-Europe aims at fostering greater connections between academia and practice (industry, legal, advocacy, and government), and at bringing together law scholars with academics and professionals from other disciplines (e.g. economics, philosophy, political science, computer science). The first PLSC-Europe was held in October 2015 in conjunction with the Amsterdam Privacy Conference, and the second one in May 2017, in conjunction with TILTing Perspectives 2017. From 2017 onwards, PLSC-Europe became a regular event co-organized by the University of Amsterdam (IvIR), Tilburg University (TILT), and the Free University Brussels (LSTS/Privacy Salon), alternating between Amsterdam, Tilburg, and Brussels.

More information and registration via CPDP website

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Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Interactive demos based on innovative technologies at The Glass Room Experience

At the invitation of Privacy Salon, Gluon will offer interactive demos based on innovative technologies at The Glass Room Experience. Stop by to experience virtual reality first hand, try out the Microsoft Hololens, interact with Amazon Alexa, and more!

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Gluon is an organization that realizes projects at the intersection of visual arts, research and industry. Its artistic and educational programs are the result of close collaboration with an extensive network of scientists, curators, artists, school teachers and policy makers.

 

 

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Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

(VERSTIKKENDE) CONTROLE OP KINDEREN DOOR SLIM SPEELGOED EN GPS-TRACKERS

Gebruik maken van draagbare opsporingstoestellen en 'slim' speelgoed om je kinderen te controleren? Hoe ver kunnen ouders gaan? Een debat over de privacy van kinderen en de verplichting van ouders om voor hun veiligheid te zorgen.

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Ouders hebben een wettelijke verplichting om hun kinderen te beschermen en voor hun veiligheid te zorgen. In toenemende mate maken 'helikopterouders' gebruik van draagbare opsporingstoestellen en 'slim' speelgoed om te controleren waar hun kinderen zijn en wat ze doen. Zulk toezicht kan soms te ver gaan omdat het recht op privacy van kinderen kan geschonden worden door de ouders, door de technologie zelf en mogelijk door derden.

Hoe ver mogen ouders gaan? Wanneer verandert bescherming in negatieve controle? Hoe vinden we het juiste evenwicht tussen de veiligheid en de privacy van kinderen? Het debat zal de juridische, sociale, pedagogische en technologische aspecten van deze nieuwe technologieën om kinderen te controleren en te beschermen verkennen.

Met Nel Broothaerts (Directeur Prevention & Development, Childfocus), Erika Coene (Attachee Studiedienst, Gezinsbond), Eva Lievens (Docent Recht & Technologie, Universiteit Gent), en Bruno Vanobbergen (Kinderrechtencommissaris) | Gemodereerd door Amélie Rombauts (auteur ‘Framily', trend researcher en freelance journaliste)

Georganiseerd door Privacy Salon met ondersteuning van SMIT-VUB in samenwerking met Muntpunt

Inschrijving via Muntpunt

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Oct
7
2:15 PM14:15

HOW TO FIND (DECENT) PRIVACY-FRIENDLY GAMES ONLINE? STRATEGIES FOR COOL FAMILIES

A Privacy & Cake ‘Bring Your Own Device & Child’ Workshop in the framework of Freedom not Fear 2017

 
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photo by Myxi (@flickr)

 

How to find cool games online that respect your digital rights? Where to look for them? How to recognise them? Which are the best ones? And how do you make sure you nobody is stealing your data while you are at it?

We do not know, but hope somebody will help us.

This workshop welcomes children who love to play, parents who love their children and their privacy, as well as volunteers bringing cake, suggestions for games, tools and ideas on how to find the best privacy-friendly games on-line.

Organized by Privacy Salon and the interdisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and animated by Rosamunde Van Brakel and Gloria González Fuster

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Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

"Handleiding voor de bezorgde privacy burger" talk door Paul de Hert

Het gaat heel slecht met privacy, hoewel ook kan volgehouden worden dan het heel goed gaat met privacy. Alleen is dat laatste niet echt aantrekkelijk nieuws en daarom horen we het zelden. Hoe moet het nu verder? Er zijn problemen met honger, met het klimaat, met gender, met geweld, en ja, ook met de privacy. Hoe prioriteiten bepalen? Welke aandacht en strategie gebruiken? Privacy is een speelse positie én verwachting, geen bron van constante aandacht, maar een onderdeel van een pakket dingen die we belangrijk vinden. Privacy is fun en freaks zoals ik krijgen er eigenlijk nooit genoeg van. Zet uw Google Glass op en kom luisteren. Dan weet u ook waarom het Antwerps low emission plan bijzonder slecht is uitgedacht.

In het kader van de privacyfest rond de voorstelling "Privacy" door Wunderbaum & De Warme Winkel. Meer informatie hier.

Klik hier om de presentatie "Draaiboek Privacy Bezorgheid" te zien.

 

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Jan
27
8:30 PM20:30

MOVIE SCREENING OF “DREAMS REWIRED”

DREAMS REWIRED traces the desires and anxieties of today’s hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new. As revolutionary then as contemporary social media is today, early electric media sparked a fervent utopianism in the public imagination – promising total communication, the annihilation of distance, an end to war. But then, too, there were fears over the erosion of privacy, security, morality. Using rare (and often unseen) archival material from nearly 200 films to articulate the present, DREAMS REWIRED reveals a history of hopes to share, and betrayals to avoid.

a film by Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode, narrated by Tilda Swinton

Organised by Privacy Salon
Location Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Petite Halle, Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels
Registration Please register at info@privacysalon.org before 27 January 2016

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Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

CONVERSATIONS ON THE “PRIVACYTOPIA BINARY” EXHIBITION: PERFORMING FOR SURVEILLANCE

It is for the 3rd time that the topic of privacy through art is researched in the context of CPDP and presented in the art exhibition “PRIVACYTOPIA BINARY: Search Machine by The Museum and Webcam Venus & brbxoxo by Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia”. Join us for a conversation, where we will discuss the topic of self-surveillance, exhibitionism as the new normal or what one could call performance for surveillance. The conversation will be moderated by artist/curator Bogomir Doringer and our guests will be the researcher/senior lecturer Hille Koskela, the choreographer Bruno Listopad and the architect/artist Nikola Knežević (The Museum).

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017
Starts with drinks at 19.30
Organized by Privacy Salon and Bogomir Doringer
In partnership with CPDP2017 and De Markten
Location: De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, 1000 Brussels
Registration Please register at info@privacysalon.org before 26 January 2016

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Jan
25
8:20 PM20:20

PECHA KUCHA

10 speakers, each speaker has 6 minutes 40 seconds for a presentation in 20 images. Each image is on screen for only 20 seconds. No more, no less. 20 images x 20 seconds each. Tempo, story, tension, show-and-tell. The Brussels format includes designers, architects, artists, scientists, fashion designers, photographers, musicians… Many will discuss technology and its implications. Some will not.

For more information: http://pechakucha.architempo.net

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017
Organised by Architempo & Privacy Salon
Location Les Halles de Schaerbeek, La Cave, Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels
Registration http://pechakucha.architempo.net

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Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

VOTER SURVEILLANCE, MICRO-TARGETING AND MEDIA MANIPULATION: WHAT ARE THE RISKS FOR PRIVACY, DATA PROTECTION AND DEMOCRACY?

Influenced by trends in the United States, election campaigns in many democratic countries are now becoming increasingly data-driven. Concerns have arisen about how political parties and candidates process and analyse personal data on individual voters. The capture and consolidation of these data permit the construction of detailed profiles on individual voters and the ‘micro-targeting’ of increasingly precise messages to increasingly refined segments of the electorate. Furthermore, not only are voters under this type of surveillance, they also, increasingly, rely on social media and the internet in general to gather political information and to engage in political discussions within their social networks. Existing studies argue that social media, but also search engines capture users in filter bubbles, where they are mainly exposed to like-minded views or the same types of search results. Fake news has been said to influence the outcome of the US elections and ahead of the elections in Germany and France, political leaders in Europe voiced concern about bots, fake news and the algorithms ranking news on social media.

This debate will address the following questions: How is data on voters being mined and profiled by parties and candidates? Do fake news and filter bubbles influence the outcome of elections? Are these trends exacerbating the “democratic deficit”? What are the implications for privacy, for data protection law, and for democracy in general?

Moderated by Jennifer Baker, Ars Technica (BE)
Confirmed speakers: Colin Bennett, University of Victoria (CA), Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist (US)

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017
Starts with drinks at 19.30
Organized by Privacy Salon
Location De Markten, Spiegelzaal, Oude Graanmarkt 5 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, 1000 Brussels

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

CPDP LAUNCH EVENT “PATTERNS, PROFILING AND PNR: THE NEW PNR DIRECTIVE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS”

On 21 April 2016, the EU adopted a Directive on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime. The Directive aims to regulate the transfer and processing of international air passengers' PNR data by Member States. The debate will address the concerns with regards to the implementation of this Directive and the general implications of the Directive for data protection and fundamental rights. In addition also the impact of recent developments in the United States on the transfer of PNR data across the Atlantic will be discussed. Finally the debate will also address the consequences for the directive of the recent ECJ judgments in the Tele2 /Watson cases.

18:00 Introductory remarks by His Excellency, M. François Roux, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the EU

18:10 Panel debate: Ms Sophie in t Veld (MEP), Mr Marc Rotenberg (EPIC, US), Ms Christiane Höhn (Council of the European Union) and Mr Willem De Beuckelaere (Belgian Privacy Commissioner) (Moderator)

19:10 Questions and answers

19:30 Reception

A PRIVACYTOPIA event organized in the context of CPDP2017
Organised by Brussels Privacy Hub and Privacy Salon
The event is supported by the Privacy Camp and kindly hosted by the Permanent representation of Belgium to the EU.With support of the Belgium Permanent Representative to the EU
Location Grande Salle, Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU, Rue de la Loi 61–63/Wetstraat 61–63, 1040 Brussels
Registration is closed. The event is full.

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Jan
24
9:00 AM09:00

PRIVACY CAMP

Join us for the 5th annual Privacy Camp! Held every January just before the start of CPDP, the event brings together digital rights advocates, members of NGOs, civil rights groups as well as academics and policy-makers from all around Europe and beyond to discuss the existing and looming problems for human rights in the digital environment.

The overarching theme for this year’s event is “Controlling Data, Controlling Machines: Dangers and Solutions” The full-day event will feature sessions on a wide range of topics, such as Big Data, peer production and platform co-ops, programmatic advertising, IoT, surveillance tech export and more.

For more information, please visit the event website.

Organized by Privacy Salon vzw, European Digital Rights (EDRi), Institute for European Studies of the Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles and Law, Science, Technology and Society research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Privacy Camp 2017 is kindly supported by the BYTE project.
Location Université Saint-Louis, 199 rue du Marais, 1000 Brussels, Rooms 2200 and 2300
Registration This is a free-to-attend event but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP to registrations@edri.org no later than 20 January.

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Jan
13
to Jan 29

PRIVACYTOPIA BINARY: SEARCH MACHINE BY THE MUSEUM AND WEBCAM VENUS & BRBXOXO BY ADDIE WAGENKNECHT & PABLO GARCIA

The Search Machine by The Museum presents a series of diptychs of images that circulate online. Vernacular images produced by anonymous performers and images of historicised contemporary art works. In this installed fabulation, online depictions of contemporary art works are found algorithmically through formal analogies when introducing images of anonymous performances in a fictional search machine operative in the most comprehensive of all museums.

Next to the Search Machine, the exhibition presents two projects by Addie Wagenknect in collaboration with Pablo Garcia. In Webcam Venus, sexcam performers replicate iconic works of art. This is an experimental homage to both fine arts and the lowbrow internet phenomenon of cams. Webcams and chat interfaces were used to connect amateur adult performers with an audience. brbxoxo cuts these performers out of the picture entirely, focusing instead on the small boxes which contain their lives: empty beds, home offices full of family photos, chairs draped in fabric, and all kinds of bleak carpeted interiors.

Organised by Privacy Salon and Bogomir Doringer
In partnership with CPDP2017 and De Markten
Location De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5 Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, 1000 Brussels

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