Artist, researcher and curator Bogomir Doringer (Artistic Research PhD, University of Applied Arts Vienna) will present his ongoing project FACELESS that was recently published by de Gruyter, the book "Faceless: Re-inventing Privacy Through Subversive Media Strategies".
The project looks into a ritual of masking, attached to creative arts in contemporary post-9-11 society. The contributions to this book explore a phenomenon that appears to be a contradiction in itself – we, the users of computers, can be tracked in digital space for all eternity. Although, on the one hand, one wants to be noticed and noticeable, on the other hand, one does not necessarily want to be recognized at the first instance, being prey to an unfathomable public, or – even less so – to lose face. The book documents artistic and other strategies that point out options for appearing in the infinite book of faces whilst nevertheless avoiding being included in any records. The desire not to become a mere object of facial sell-out does not just remain an aesthetic endeavour. The contributions also contain combative and sarcastic statements against a digital dynamic that has already penetrated our everyday lives.
With Bogomir Doringer, Gloria González Fuster & Paul de Hert
This event is open to the public, but registration is mandatory. If you would like to attend, please send your first and last names to irina(at)privacysalon.org.