[TALK] The eternal body
If olfactory and acoustic pollution is the consequence of anthropic impact, we can declare its colonising power over our sensory potential. Our respiratory and auditory systems continually filter, respectively, chemical substances and high frequencies that can interfere with our neurodegenerative apparatus, either depotentiation or enriching and stimulating it, offering prospects for epistemological and aesthetic development. Numerous research teams in electronic engineering applied to the biological sciences have experimented and started programming various artificial software, effective in repairing sensory disorders, or detecting, recognising and treating health problems, as well as there, are other devices designed and used for entertainment and artistic application. How do digital technologies fit into the olfactory and acoustic experience of the environment? Will they work to counter climate disasters? Will they work to restore lost or altered biological functions and/or even expand them? How do algorithms work to define the concept of malodour and the concept of good smell? How do algorithms regulate the levels of noise in our urban and natural environments? What kind of olfactory choices will the cyborg make and on what basis? Will it be subject, as now, to racialisation and classification? If hybridisation with the artificial is an unavoidable prospect, the choice is the sense to be given to this perspective, namely the possibility of escaping from unique technical thinking. This is the direction in which the meeting wants to move, outlining research by artists and scientists who have figured or developed, with their respective teams, useful projects to counteract inauspicious sensory and atmospheric effects. Today, the hybrid between human beings and technology can be achieved, for example, through programmed external intervention in the genetic code.
𝗚𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀: Where Dogs run, Russian artists’ collective, Moon Ribas, Spanish avant-garde artist and cyborg activist, Robertina Šebjanič, Slovenian artist and researcher, Tom Tlalim, artist, musician and writer, Nimrod Vardi, founder and creative director Arebyte gallery, London.
𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿: Elena Giulia Abbiatici
🇬🇧 the talk will be in English
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭 (𝘐𝘟 𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 2020), 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘐𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘊𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦