CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE - Jamie Allen, David Gauthier

31 Okt 2013 - 27 Feb 2014

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE is an artistic research and production residency that approaches the resources and reserves of materials, energies, signals and data underneath it all. The project is a series of workshops and public events leading to an artwork for transmediale 2014 afterglow, a collaboration of artist-technologists Jamie Allen and David Gauthier. CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE unearths the undergirding of media technics, as a media archaeology of the present — understanding that the post-digital is not just horizontal and temporal but material and vertical — that is, infra-digital and infra-technical. CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE sees the afterglow of the digital as its material detritus and detrition. What is left behind and beneath the wake of our media-technical fetishes and compulsions?

This residency is possible thanks to the partnership with transmediale.


Jamie Allen ( Canada )

Jamie Allen likes to make things with his head and hands. These things mostly involve peoples’ relationships to media, technology and infrastructural resources.


David Gauthier ( Canada )

David Gauthier likes to mangle concepts and objects of art, science and technology to produce non-disciplinary work that address the visible and invisible aspects of our techno-scientific culture.


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