Until May 20th, Banner Repeater presents “de-leb”, a group exhibition exploring the unacknowledged currency of data accrued through analysis of the quantified self, that buys participation through the protocols of platform capitalism, the repurposing of which derives value in a myriad opaque ways.
“de-leb” acts as a site of collective authorship, across a broad ecology of actors and actants, including: users, user groups, programmers, hardware designers, data brokers/agents, risk managers, corporations, unions, algos, smart objects (phones, fridges, cars etc). It aims to examine the kinds of measure that currently exist, recursively produced through data analytics, and goes on to propose new gradients of measure, asking further what might be considered non-negotiable, what price anonymity, amid other pressing questions with regards the re-purposing of data.
In this exhibition, Marija Bozinovska Jones work explores links between social, computational and neural architectures thinking through the formation of identity, probing the self as a datafied and distributed identity. The “Emotional Labor Union (ELU)” paperback, by Megan Snowe, published by Banner Repeater, is a members handbook protecting the rights of all who engage in emotional work, often considered a personal natural resource to be optimized and capitalized upon. Caroline Sinders is a machine learning designer/user researcher, and an artist who’s works focus’ on the intersections of natural language processing, AI, and online harassment on social media. Her project explores how interfaces such as chatbots and automated voice recognition services can be agents of change within machine learning systems utilized by both public and private sectors of daily life.
With artists, technologists and writers: Marija Bozinovska Jones, Megan Snowe, Huw Lemmey and Michael Oswell, Caroline Sinders, and Ami Clarke.
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