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Defragmentation: Workshops Terre Thaemlitz

Wed 18 July 2018, 14.00 – 17.00
Schader-Forum (2nd Floor: Room 1)

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14:00 – 15:00
Workshop 1: Secrecy Wave Manifesto

A multi-media reading of “Naisho Wave Manifesto” (“Secrecy Wave Manifesto”), which Thaemlitz produced for the first issue of the Japanese culture journal Farben, released in June 2014. Thaemlitz discusses the historic and strategic deployment of silence and closets. In particular, she addresses the problematic repercussions of the online digital distribution of critical cultural work, and demonstrates how the logic of hegemonic Internet platforms runs counter to the social dynamics of minor communities and subcultures.

15:00 – 17:00
Workshop 2: Soulnessless

Presentation and discussion of Cantos I-IV from “Soulnessless” (2012). This project was composed from an openly non-spiritual and anti-religious perspective that sees atheism not as a “solution” or “alternative” to religious organizing, but as an act of self-defense entwined with the hopelessness of life amidst an unstoppable onslaught of spiritual dogmas and superstitions. All of the cantos approach the central theme from a variety of vectors, their tenuous connection being unlikely collisions of gender, audio production and spirituality.

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