For five days, Alex Zakkas and Kurt Tichy joined the ranks of various human and machinic agents already watching over the Brussels’ Muntplein. How do different flows and different forms of power intersect on this square? Starting from their observations, Constant hosts an evening discussing surveillance methodologies and the ways in which they change as a result of technological developments. What is the relationship between preemption, prehension, and prediction? In what way are public data streams manipulated in order to prevent/stimulate/anticipate certain courses of events?
With guests Dennis Pohl and Inigo Wilkins we will reflect on the problems of the neoliberal politics of surveillance and, more generally, on the notions of control, randomness, and unpredictability and how they differ across physical, biological, cognitive, and social systems. Moderation: Femke Snelting.
An evening the context of The new local and part of Precarious Pavilions, curated by Michiel Vandevelde and produced in collaboration with the Kaaitheater and its program CITY:LAND.
11 October 2018, Brussels