outResourcing explores the pervasive phenomenon of labor outsourcing from a critical constructive point of view. Outsourcing is often either simply embraced as an economical necessity of the global economy or criticized as such on the basis of the uneven distribution of wealth, power and/or labor that it entails. This project will take the phenomenon of outsourcing and approach it as a site for the production of new hybrid subjectivities and economies.
The aim is to team up to carry out artistic research on the topic of outsourcing - which has become an essential part, not only of global business, but also of digital cultural production - in order to outResource, by approaching outsourcing as a kind of cultural production which can lead to two-way exchanges across different cultural and economical situations.
The participants of the project are artists and researchers located in Berlin and Bangalore. They each engage in projects that involve methodologies of production borrowed from outsourcing, which they in turn outResource. The results will be artistic software, research and exhibitions that create new unexpected networks of cultural production.
The project will be presented as part of the panel "reSource Launch - Zombie Play in the Ludic Salon: reSourcing an Exquisite Media Corpse".
OutResourcing is a collaboration project in 2011-2013 between transmediale, festival for art and digital culture, Berlin, and CEMA, Center for Experimental Media Arts at Sristhi School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. The project is funded by the Goethe Institute.
OutResourcing is a project within the framework of “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities” in cooperation with transmediale, festival for art and digital culture, Berlin, and CEMA, Center for Experimental Media Arts at Sristhi School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore