DAY ONE: Constanza Piña Pardo
Visual artist, dancer and researcher, focused on experimentation with electronic media, free technologies and DIWO methodologies. Her artistic proposals are presented in various formats integrating dance, installation, sound performance and social practices. Her work explores noise as a sound, political and cultural phenomenon. She reflects on the role of machines in our culture and the human/non-human technological units, questioning the academy, capitalism, anthropocentrism and techno-heteropatriarchy as opposition to open knowledge, autonomy and enhancement of technical manual work.
Interested in recycling, hardware hacking, soft-circuits, DIY Antennas, handicrafts synths, ancestral technologies and electronic wizardry, generates her sound project Corazón de Robota (She-Robot Heart) with synthesizers DIY, where she explores the field of audible and inaudible frequencies as physical perceptions, vibrations as cosmic messages, noise and arrhythmia.
Her work has been presented throughout Latin America, US, Canada, Europe and Taiwan.
She has been awarded honorable mention in the Ars Electronica 2020 award for her project Khipu/ Electrotextile Prehispanic Computer.
She is part of several women and dissidence collectives such as the art and technology laboratory Chimbalab (2009-2011) Híbridas y Quimeras: Mujeres en la experimentación sonora y electrónica (2018-2022) and is Founder of the Encuentro Tecnofeminista Cyborgrrrls in Mexico City (2017-2022) and festival Fuck the soundcheck! Against sexist violence in soundchecks (2019-2022).
Constanza lives and works nomadically and embodies free culture philosophy, electronic anarchy and technofeminism, her research on handmade synthesizers and electrotextiles can be seen documented on her blog http://www.corazonderobota.
DAY TWO: Surveillance Capital And Occupation: A Conversation With Amahl Bishara, Darren Byler and Mohamad Junaid
Darren Byler is an anthropologist and Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City (Duke University Press 2022) and In the Camps: China’s High-Tech Penal Colony (Columbia Global Reports 2021). His current research interests are focused on infrastructure development, policing and carceral systems, and global China.