In the framework of our final event Future DiverCities Interludes, our partner BEK, presents Latent City, an artistic production dealing with the city’s hidden stories. Seen through the lens of artistic observation, latent infrastructures and questions of digital presence and of power and democracy in our cities, meet in an exhibition that takes place over three weeks in November 2020. Click here to access the full programme.
• Concept: The title Latent City is inspired by the term “latent space” from machine learning and artificial intelligence. Latent space refers to the pool of compressed data that the machine analyzes in order to extract knowledge from, and where algorithmic computations often are so complex that they become opaque and gain a life of their own. Latent City thus approaches the city structures that are obscured from our view: infrastructures such as wi-fi and surveillance technology, more-than-human perspectives from animals and nature, and political factors that involve power relations and social exclusion. Sci-fi visions of the city and contemplations on city planning point to new possibilities as well as pitfalls.
• Up-coming live session:
→ Invisible Fields #1, a programme that brings issues raised in the exhibition Latent City into dialogue through performances, talks, presentations and more. The programme will be live streamed, and through Zoom you can participate with your questions and comments. Saturday 21 November 14:00 – 18:00 live streamed from Bergen Kjøtt. The event will be streamed on YouTube here and on BEK’s Facebook page here. This will be live streamed only, a recording will not be available after. Full programme accessible here.
→ Invisible Fields #2, On Sunday 29 November BEK welcomes you to a programme presented in the context of the exhibition Latent City at Bergen Kjøtt, 12 – 29 November. The programme will be streamed only, due to current covid-19 restriction in Bergen. Between Humans & Animals in Bergen, live radio with Yngvild Færøy & Søssa Jørgensen, Show me love, Internet! reading by Marit Eikemo, conversation with Frans Jacobi, Yngvild Færøy & Søssa Jørgensen, lead by Maud Ceuterick, and premiere of the first episode of the web TV series Are You Ready? by Gitte Sætre and Frans Jacobi.
• Contributions: Aleksander Johan Andreassen, Aske Thiberg, GaraGara Artist Initiative, Gitte Sætre & Frans Jacobi, Hanan Benammar, Hannevold/Prati/Qin/Shomali, Jan Mocek, Jonas Ersland, Kaeto Sweeney, Maren Dagny Juell, Marit Eikemo, Nayara Leite, Pia Rönicke, Stelios Manousakis, Stephen Connolly, Thure Erik Lund, Tivon Rice, Trond Lossius, VUMA Projects, Søssa Jørgensen & Yngvild Færøy.
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