Critical Consumer Culture
The Digital Greenhouse
Moderated by Brian Holmes with Jan Engelmann (Heinrich Böll Stiftung)
11.00 hrs: Confronting Consumerism
14.00 hrs: Coltan, Congo and Consumer
MobilityIndividual consumer freedom is a myth, just as much as the seemingly pragmatic but not at all sustainable prescriptions for crawling out of the global financial crisis. We will look at the concepts behind our practice and propose tools for sustainability: A critical dialogue into artistic practice with hehe.org, Ewen Chardronnet (s.a. transmediale Award 2009) and Michiko Nitta (s.a. transmediale Award 2009).
In the second session we will link the Congolese arts organisation MOWOSO (Eleonore Hellio and Dicoco Boketshu in Kinshasa) with Dominque Malaquais, jaromil (s.a. Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2009) and the artists Graham Harwood, Richard Wright and Matsuko Yokokoji (The ‘Tantalum Memorial’ is nominated for the transmediale Award 2009), defying the global satellites that orbit 'our' world via a brief moment of human interaction.
Supported by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.
More information: www.transmediale.de