Center for Networked Intimacy - Dasha Ilina Residency & Workshop

2021
Dasha Ilina Center for Networked Intimacy

In july and August the Russian digital artist Dasha Ilina will be in a residency in the Stadtwerkstatt, during which she will work on her new project "Center for Networked Intimacy". In her stay Dasha will develop and offer a Workshop and make a final presentation clubraum.

Center for Networked Intimacy invites you to a workshop on the strategies and topics of conversation around the development of relationships in the digital era. The artificial nature of relationships formed with the help of technology has been becoming increasingly apparent since the invention of social networks, and the feelings of alienation and loneliness only escalated during the Covid-19 pandemic which forced upon us an environment of constant online connection.

During the workshop the participants will be introduced to the the idea of being ‘ambiently aware’ of another's actions, thoughts and experiences without having to be near them physically, and without specifically requesting such information (source: http://cyborganthropology.com/Ambient_Awareness). Following a discussion on the notion of ‘ambient awareness’, the participants will be invited to reflect on how such relationships have affected them and dedicate a personalized audio valentine to someone they feel close with only through social media.

Workshop "Center for Networked Intimacy"

Tuesday 3rd August from 17:00 to 20:00
in servus Clubraum @STWST, 1st floor

Please register at teilnahme@servus.at, 8 participants max. We'll check 5G 3G & use masks!

Final presentation

Saturday 7th August from 15:00 to 18:00
in servus Clubraum @STWST, 1st floor

Dasha Ilina is a Russian digital artist based in Paris, France. Her work explores the relationship we develop with the digital devices we use on a daily basis, specifically in regards to the human body. Ilina’s work centers around the notions of care and technology, DIY practices and low-tech solutions to examine various issues such as phone addiction, tech-related health problems and privacy in the digital age. She is the founder of the Center for Technological Pain, a center that proposes DIY solutions to health problems caused by digital technologies for which she has received an Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica. Ilina’s work has been exhibited at institutions such as Centre Pompidou (FR), MU Artspace (NL), Gaîté Lyrique (FR), Hartware Medienkunstverein Dortmund (DE), NeMe (CY), as well as various talks, workshops, and performances held internationally. She is also the co-director of NØ SCHOOL.