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Lecture: »Intrusion of the Body – The Abject in (Post-)Digital Art« by Martin Beck

Friday, 02 October 2020, 16:00

Adress:nGbK event space 1st floor, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
Language(s): German
Entry: free
Organized by: Kooperation: nGbK und Gesellschaft für künstlerische Forschung in Deutschland (gkfd)
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Please register by 29 September 2020 (anmeldung[at] giving the title of the event in the subject of your email.
Seats are limited. The usual COVID-19 protective measures apply.


Programme »Digital Corporeality«

In recent years, digital technologies have rewired and reconfigured our physicality by penetrating ever further into its matrix and by producing new digital bodies both technical and visual. As noted by »Frieze« in 2016, an aesthetic of the abject, of rubbish and waste, that already played a central role in the art of the 1990s, is becoming relevant again in a new guise. The lecture traces this ‘90s revival via various options for an aesthetic of the digital abject in the work of artists including Ed Atkins and Jon Rafman. The concept of the abject raises not only the question of the relation between digital and analogue flesh, but also links it with individual and collective subjectivation processes and political options in the present.



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