Digital PTSD.

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art

Hito Steyerl, Strike (still), 2010. Film. Courtesy the artist.

December 11, 2020
Digital PTSD.
The Practice of Art and Its Impact on Digital Trauma
December 12, 2020
Part I: online program: December 12, 4pm-midnight (GMT +1)
Part II: online program: May 20
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The Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea presents a two-part online program of talks, conversations and artworks between 2020-2021, entitled Digital PTSD. The Practice of Art and Its Impact on Digital Trauma developed in the framework of the exhibition Espressioni. The Proposition. 

Digital PTSD. Part I is live streamed in partnership with e-flux and Castello di Rivoli. The event is free, please register here or by clicking the rsvp button at the top of this announcement. 

It is counterintuitive, but Digital PTSD presents through an online platform a critique of the potential misuse of technologies. What are the traumatic consequences of the sudden increase in virtual activities in a period when spaces of aggregation, such as museums, are in lockdown? Digital PTSD invites to reflect on screen-based experience, the physical erosion of living matter, the transformation of life into big data and the new digital epistemic regime.

Participants in Part I include: Tabita Rezaire, artist; Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, museum director, exhibition maker, writer; Beatriz Colomina & Mark Wigley, architectural historians, theorists, curators; Cécile B. Evans, artist; Matteo Pasquinelli, cognitive sciences, digital economy, machine intelligence theorist; Hito Steyerl, filmmaker, visual artist, writer, and innovator of the essay documentary; Grada Kilomba, artist and writer; Anne Imhof, artist musician; Bracha L. Ettinger, painter, theorist, psychoanalyst; Éric Sadin, writer and philosopher; Vittorio Gallese, cognitive neuroscientist; Ophelia Deroy, philosopher and cognitive neuroscientist; Griselda Pollock, feminist-postcolonial-queer-international art historian and cultural analyst; Agnieszka Kurant, artist; Cally Spooner, artist; Chus Martínez, curator and writer; Stuart Ringholt, artist; Marcos Lutyens, artist and hypnotist

The event runs from 4pm-midnight (GMT +1).  

For further information, the full program, and participants' biographies please visit the Castello di Rivoli website.

Invited participants in Digital PTSD - Part II, taking place on May 20, 2021, include: Devra DavisIrene DionisioCatherine MalabouOtobong NkangaShoshana Zuboff, amongst others.

The programs of Castello di Rivoli are supported primarily by Regione Piemonte. This program is also supported  by Compagnia di San Paolo. Institutional funders and partners  of Castello di Rivoli are Città di Torino, Città di Rivoli, Fondazione CRT and Intesa San Paolo.

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