From September 15th to November 4th, 2022, my Carnival and Artificial Intelligence (Carnival AI) project is on display at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, Germany, in their Magical Hackerism or the Elasticity of Resilience exhibition.
Photo Credits: © Marvin Systermans & © Raisa Galofre
Read part of the exhibition concept below:
“Magical Hackerism refers to an essential hacking of reality and the rendering of a multiplicity of worlds. The etymology of the word Tropics comes from the ancient belief that the sun turned back at the solstices, the Tropikós, from the greek word τροπή – meaning the point where things turn. Magical Hackerism is the manifestation of the Tropical Turn as a mindset.
Since the conception of the globe, a one-world way of being has been positioned as our main cosmology. A cosmology can be understood as a set of principles or a framework that determines our understandings of the planet, our ways of being, and ways of relating to each other. Consequently, our responses and response·abilities are conditioned by our cosmologies and frameworks too. The dominant cosmology of globalism is deeply rooted in modern binary understandings of the planet with embedded hierarchies in them: nature / culture, civilized / savage, West / East, the so-called Global North / South. Whatever is done at one side of the line is validated whereas what is done at the other side is rendered invisible. The computational thinking of solutionism and optimization has made us impose an homogenizing universal system into communities and environments for the sake of progress and civilization. Often, whenever a post-capitalist scenario is envisioned, it is still conceived as a single global system. We ask ourselves: To which extent will we keep perpetuating the verticalities we have performed so far? There’s no single answer for the complexities of our planet but rather multiple responses.”