Algorithmic Rubbish: Daring to Defy Misfortune

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4 July - 23 August 2015

Opening: Saturday, July 4th at 5 p.m.

Margriet Schavemaker (Head Collections and Reasearch Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) will deliver the opening speech.

Guest curator: Annet Dekker

With: Blast Theory, James Bridle, Constant Dullaart, Femke Herregraven, Jennifer Lyn Morone, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Template, Suzanne Treister

The shocking revelations brought to light by Edward Snowden, along with countless other privacy issues on the internet, make clear that secure use of the internet and digital media is not an equal opportunity affair. The exhibition Algorithmic Rubbish: Daring to Defy Misfortune – an automatically generated title – demonstrates how artists use and abuse, with great precision and humor, the mechanisms and strategies applied by large companies and governments. They provide a positive and opportunistic response to the often invisible, yet far-reaching interventions in our lives by taking matters into their own hands. The artists reap the benefits of the existing infrastructures, the illogical behavior of algorithms, and the available data, while also circumventing or exceeding poorly defined or functioning legislation.
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Presentations by Anna Dasovic and Robert Dulmers in SMBA and Castrum Peregrini
2 months ago - 31/05/2015

Date: Sunday 31 May, 2015
Language: English
Entrance: free
Reservations: mail@smba.nl

2 p.m. lecture performance Anna Dasovic at Castrum Peregrini, Herengracht 401
3 p.m. presentation by Robert Dulmers at SMBA, Rozenstraat 59

Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Castrum Peregrini are organizing a collaborative event on Sunday, May 31, to create a bridge between their exhibitions “Resolution 827” and “exclude/include. Alternate Histories”, about traumatic and repressed histories. Artist Anna Dasovic, participating in both exhibitions, will present her lecture performance Before the Fall there was no Fall at Castrum Peregrini. Journalist and writer Robert Dulmers will give a presentation about his recent publications on the fall of Srebrenica at SMBA. Dr. Erna Rijsdijk will respond to both presentations from her perspective. Hereafter all will engage into a conversation moderated by Lars Ebert (Castrum Peregrini) and Joram Kraaijeveld (SMBA).
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