Wednesday 18 March 2009

Ken Hollings ‘Embedded Art’ Lecture at the Berlin Akademie der Künste

I will be giving at a lecture at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin on the evening of Saturday March 21, and the event will be open to the public so all are welcome to attend. The title of my talk is ‘Welcome to the Labyrinth: Some Further Thoughts on Requiem for the Network’ and will be an overview of my recent researches into the role that security plays in the daily running and expansion of the digital regime.

The lecture is part of a programme of events supporting the exhibition Embedded Art: Art in the name of Security, curated by Olaf Ardnt and Janneke Schönenbach of BBM (Beobachter der Bediener von Maschinen) in association with Moritz von Rappard and Cecilia Wee. The subject of considerable press scrutiny and a CNN news report, Embedded Art includes the installation ‘Requiem for the Network: Six Degrees of Devastation’ – the product of my recent collaboration with graphic designer Rathna Ramanathan. The show is due to close this weekend – in fact, my lecture is one of the last in the programme – so you are advised to hurry if you wish to see this remarkable show. The lecture is scheduled to start at 20.00 hrs.

Akademie der Künste,
Pariser Platz 4,
10117 Berlin
24 January - 22 March 2009Tues – Sun, 11:00 – 20:00
€ 6, concs € 4, free for under 18s Press enquiries to Brigitte Heilmann: +49 (30) 200 57-1513,

The Embedded Art catalogue, featuring my essay ‘Requiem for the Network’ is currently available from Argo Books.

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