Share your techlore with us
Contribute to Dasha Ilina’s folk tales of digital salvation
Location: IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture
Did you take your phone swimming? Do you feel your phone is listening in on you? For the new art project ADVICE WELL TAKEN: Folk tales of digital salvation by our EMAP resident artist Dasha Ilina, we are collecting stories and experiences about data, privacy and how to fix our devices. We organise two open sessions in April. You are invited to pass by (no tickets required), share your story and grab a drink for us!
- 14 April, from 11:00 – 16:00
STRP Festival 2023: The Art of Listening
Microstad (former KPN building)
Professor Doctor Dorgelolaan 2, Eindhoven
- 15 April, from 14:00 – 16:00
IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture]
Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht
On 15 April, to kick off the session at 14:00, Dasha Ilina will shortly present her project ADVICE WELL TAKEN. So join us early!
About ADVICE WELL TAKEN
Techlore is the focus of the residency that EMAP resident artist Dasha Ilina will soon start in Utrecht. Techlore is the modern folk knowledge and contemporary folkore surrounding technology. On websites, bulletin boards and newsgroups people exchange all kinds of digital tricks, short-cuts, hacks and tech superstition. How did you save that cell phone that still was in your pocket when you jumped in the pool? What are you doing to make sure no one is spying on you via your own webcam? Making sense or being completely ridiculous, we go to great lengths to make sure we stay in charge over our devices. For her new project ADVICE WELL TAKEN: Folk tales of digital salvation Dasha Ilina wants to hear your stories, solutions and concerns. Drop by and share your techlore with us!
The European Media Art Platform (EMAP), co-funded by Creative Europe since 2018, is a consortium of 15 leading European media art organisations specialised in Digital and Media Art, Bio Art and Robotic Art. Through an open call, EMAP members offer practitioners two-month residencies to support emerging media artists in the production of new work. Previous EMAP artists at IMPAKT are: Anna Ridler (2018), Joana Moll (2019), Clusterduck (2020), Liliana Zeic (2021) and artist duo Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner (2022).
Dasha Ilina― Artist
Dasha Ilina is a Russian artist based in Paris. Through the employment of low-tech and DIY approaches, her work questions the desire to incorporate modern technology into our daily lives by highlighting the implications of actually doing so. Her practice engages the public in order to facilitate a space for the development of critical thought regarding social imperatives for care of oneself and others, privacy in the digital age, and the reflexive contemporary desire to turn to technology for answers. She is the founder of the Center for Technological Pain, a project 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, a summer school that focuses on critical research around the social and environmental impacts of information and communication technologies.
Photo: Erica Jewell