The human is losing its centrality in this chaotic process, when the Earth is rebelling against the world through agents like floods, fires and viruses. We are reminded again that the climate change and environmental protection are among the most pressing issues today. It is therefore necessary to understand the specific responsibilities we have in the field of the arts on and to help our sector to grasp and address these issues effectively on a global level.
Art and culture can help us in many ways: by connecting us with previous moments of change (so that we can achieve a sense of radicalism), by questioning the necessity of the current state, by thinking about deep time, and by exposing us to many possible futures (different worlds become tangible through art). Art and culture are about creating new connections, new transnational collaborations, new sensibilities, new language for addressing political exhaustion and confront head on rampant injustice, environmental degradation and lack of liberty.
The project Liquid Dogmas gathers and mediates knowledge and experience of experts from various cultural fields, but also practitioners and thinkers from other disciplines. They are invited to articulate their visions, speak professionally and poetically at the same time, explore the limits of art language and the possibilities of art beyond the breakdown.
The project Liquid Dogmas was initiated by Martin Piaček, artist and art teacher, and is organized through the Public Pedestal association
The project was supported by funds from the budget of the capital of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, through Bratislava City Foundation.
Partner of the project: Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava
Visual identity: abcdefghch Studio
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- Lukáš Likavčan
researcher, theorist and philosopher (SK)
Lukáš Likavčan is a researcher and theorist, writing on philosophy of technology, political ecology and visual cultures. He teaches at Center for Audiovisual Studies FAMU (Prague), and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow). Likavčan is also a collaborator of the Digital Earth fellowship programme (www.digitalearth.art), a member of Display – Association for Research and Collective Practice (Prague), and an author of Introduction to Comparative Planetology (Strelka Press, 2019).
- Ivana Rumanová
cultural anthropologist and curator (SK)
Ivana Rumanová studied cultural anthropology at the Charles University in Prague and Cultural Projects in Public Space at the Sorbonne in Paris. She worked as a curator in the New Synagogue Žilina and currently she collaborates with tranzit.sk. She is a member of the editorial board of the magazines Kapitál and 3/4 revue, she also contributes to the periodicals Artalk.cz, Flash Art CZ / SK, Advojka, Kød.
- Anetta Mona Chisa
Anetta Mona Chișa is a visual artist working in sculpture, video, language and performance to make work that explores environments, language, technologies and their politics and materialities. Her works and collaborative projects have been exhibited in across the world, from n.b.k. Berlin, MoCA Miami, MuMoK Vienna, The Power Plant Toronto, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt to Taipei Biennale, Moscow Biennale and the 54th Venice Biennale among others.
- Raluca Voinea
art critic and curator (RO)
Raluca Voinea is curator and art critic, based in Bucharest. Since 2012 she is co-director of tranzit.ro Association. Since 2008 she is co-editor of IDEA arts + society magazine. In 2013 she was the curator of the Romanian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. She is committed to topics such as ethical practices in art, ecology, representation of women in public life. A recent project she co-curated (together with Ovidiu Țichindeleanu as the Resurrection Committee) was After the Canal There Was Only „Our” World, at Mestna Galerija Ljubljana (2019), a research exhibition on the Suez Canal.
- Denisa Kera
philosopher, media theorist and designer (CZ/IL)
Denisa Kera is a philosopher and designer experimenting with creative strategies of public engagement in emerging science and technology controversies. Her most recent work as a fellow at BISITE, University of Salamanca was on issues of RegTech, algorithmic governance, and how to implement ethical and regulatory guidelines into blockchian and IoT infrastructures. She has a global experience as a scholar researching open and citizen science projects (National University of Singapore, Arizona State University, Charles University) around the world which she described as forms of “grassroots R&D culture,” “geek diplomacy” and “science artisanship”. She recently joined the Weizenbaum Internet Institute in Berlin as a fellow working on a book about the genealogy of automation and algorithmic governance.
- Martin Zet
visual artist, performer and poet (CZ)
Martin Zet is refusing to write a bio at the moment. Actually, he wants to have a rest from the continuous task of creating a bio. You can consider this to be part of his fight for his freedom. FREE MARTIN ZET!
- deep time
- deep materialism
- differences that make a difference
- enlightenment entanglements
- eruptive emancipation
- economies of yields
- effective strategies and engagement
- environmental embodiment
- transform and repair
- transnational collaborations
- re-writing imagination
- radical wilderness
- roots of progress
- de-learning and re-skilling
- new sensibilities
- new language
- a new we
- algorithmic futures - unplugged future