Guests: Peggy Zali-Panagiotis Lianos
The Centre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices transfers its Reading Group series online, Thursdays 18.00 - 21.00 (GR Time, gmt+2). In our reading group, we collectively read and discuss texts that focus on feminist practices, their claims and transformations as well as on public space and globalised economies and technologies. As part of these meetings, we also invite artists to present works coordinated with the work and the research of the Center, aiming to a creative interchange between texts, theory and practice. Since the reading group meetings that we had arranged in the physical space were interrupted due to the pandemic, we decided to continue in the expanded space of the internet. Our online meetings are open to everyone who would like to take part in the discussion.
On Thursday 18 of June we organise our second on line reading group. Peggy Zali and Panagiotis Lianos will present their ongoing project Hollowceneman: The Trap. The artists collected texts produced during a three-month period in which systemic restrictive rules were implemented in order to limit the spread of the virus. These texts were used to “train” a text-based algorithm, which is based on machine-learning technology and recent developments in the field of Natural Language Processing, in order to produce a new text. This new text, following editing, will in turn produce the lyrics of Hollowceneman: The Trap, a rap / trap music track. Following instructions provided by the artists, participants of the Reading Group will be part of an online workshop focusing on the selection criteria of these texts and the methodology adopted in order to transform these texts into the rap / trap lyrics of a piece of music. Hollowceneman: The Trap derives from collective research undertaken together with Kostis Damoulakis, Domna Degaita and Elias Mokas.
The reading group meetings are happening via Zoom. Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com we will forward you specific details of how to sign-in on the day of the meeting.
For more information on the work of the Centre and our projects and events you can visit our website http://www.centrefeministmedia.arch.uth.gr