Transgressions

Transgressions

Date: 
04.02.2006 16:30
Festival edition: 
2006
Format: 
Panel
Location: 
Studio

Contemporary culture is characterised by the paradoxical juxtaposition of excess and control. While the transgression of aesthetical and moral borders is becoming as normal as the daily dose of shock and horror, we also learn to live with increasingly rigid mechanisms of control and exclusion. This panel deals with artistic and theoretical aspects of this antagonism between extreme freedom and control. Are there any more ethical borders or walls against which art can rebel? And how significant are the aesthetic strategies of transgression within today's reality? Shu Lea Cheang (Paris): HOW I GOT FUCKED IN NORWAY, SNOWED IN SWISS, KISSED IN PARIS, AND DRIVEN CRAZY BY BABY LOVE? Shu Lea Cheang presents her current works, in which the borders between fiction and reality are abolished. She is a Cyber-nomad and lives and works worldwide. Jens Hauser (Paris): BIOREALITIES: ART AS AGENDA SETTING? On the basis of Bioltec) art, Jens Hauser explains how contemporary artistic forms hack into current theme complexes and operate with the strategies of Agenda Setting. He is a curator, author and documentarist.. Katrien Jacobs (Hongkong): NETPORN, DICK GIRLS, BULL MORPHING, WARPORN! The researcher, author and activist Katrien Jacobs explores digital art and culture. She speaks about the rela-tion- ship between netporn, sexuality, art and censorship.

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