An operation proposed by RYBN to recontextualize the crisis, its mediatic and politic strategies, on the topics of disaster, structural instability and financial markets mythologies.

EXHIBITION : ANTIDATAMINING

RYBN 2006-2009

Antidatamining is a series of visualizations of financial data extracted from the web. Economy is represented by its main agents - companies, groups and holdings, stock exchanges, banks and investment funds - and their interactions : capital relationships, geographic deployments, structuralization on market places. Beyond the current crisis, its mediatic and polictic levers, Antidatamining is a permanent monitoring device, which aims to highlight the structure of the contemporary economy, seen as a complex dynamic system.
http://www.antidatamining.net

CONFERENCES

4 evenings of lectures with Geert Lovink (net activist and theoretician), Florian Schneider (writer, filmmaker, net activist), Brian Holmes (art critic), Late S. Horace Lawson-Hetchely (information systems consulting), Société Réaliste (artists), Bertrand Charles (journalist specialized in economic intelligence).

Follow the lectures and chat with us in streaming video through iMAL ustream.tv channel !

Session 1 :

GEERT LOVINK & FLORIAN SCHNEIDER

Net activism and tactical medias
/ Thursday 12 march - 19:00
Session 2 :

RYBN & HORACIO LATÉ LAWSON

Financial Information systems
/ Friday 20 march - 20:00
Session 3 :

BRIAN HOLMES

Ecological domination of financial capitalism
/ Wednesday 25 march - 19:00
Session 4 :

SOCIÉTÉ RÉALISTE & BERTRAND CHARLES

Economics subversion
/ Friday 27 march - 20:00

SPEAKERS

RYbN

is a multi-field artistic collective based in Paris / Berlin (2000) and specialized in interactive & networked installations, performances and interfaces, by refering as well to the codified systems of the artistic representation (painting, architecture, counter-cultures) as to the human and physic phenomenas (geopolitics, socio-economy, sensory perception, cognitive systems). Their axis of research : the construction of a "convergence semantics", through the coupling, the diversion and the perversion of writing and formalization tools connected to communication, information and sensory technologies - networks, data flows, smell, surveillance, audiovisual, interaction, real time.
http://www.rybn.org

GEERT LOVINK

, founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, is a Dutch-Australian media theorist and critic. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and in 2003 was at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland. In 2004 Lovink was appointed as Research Professor at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Associate Professor at University of Amsterdam. He is the founder of Internet projects such as nettime and fibreculture. His recent book titles are Dark Fiber (2002), Uncanny Networks (2002) and My First Recession (2003). In 2005-06 he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin - Institute for Advanced Study where he finished his third volume on critical Internet culture, Zero Comments (2007).
http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/portal/

BRIAN HOLMES

is an art and cultural critic, activist and translator, living in Paris, interested primarily in the intersections of artistic and political practice. He holds a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley. He was the English editor of publications for Documenta X, Kassel, Germany, 1997, was a member of the graphic arts group Ne pas plier from 1999 to 2001, and has recently worked with the French conceptual art group Bureau d'études. He is a frequent contributor to the international mailinglist Nettime, a member of the editorial committee of the art magazine "Springerin" and the political-economy journal "Multitudes", a regular contributor to the magazine Parachute, and a founder of the new journal "Autonomie Artistique". He is currently preparing a book in French, entitled "La personnalité flexible: Pour une nouvelle critique de la culture.
http://brianholmes.wordpress.com/

FLORIAN SCHNEIDER

is a writer, filmmaker and net activist. He concentrates on how new communication and migration regimes are being attacked and undermined by critics of borders and networks. Schneider is one of the initiators of the No One is Illegal campaign and one of the founders of the noborder network and the Europe-wide internet platform, D-A-S-H. In 2001 he designed and directed the make world festival in Munich, and organised metabolics, a series of lectures on net art and net culture. He has also worked on several documentaries for the German-French television station, Arte, including What's to be done? which looks at contemporary activism. He also writes for major German newspapers, magazines, journals and handbooks.
http://eu.d-a-s-h.org/

SOCIÉTÉ RÉALISTE

is a Paris-based cooperative created by Ferenc Gróf and Jean-Baptiste Naudy in June 2004. This cooperative manages the development of several research and economical structures in fields such as territorial ergonomy, experimental economy, political design or counter-strategy. Société Réaliste is researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht) and is represented by Galerie Martine Aboucaya (Paris).
http://www.societerealiste.net/

BERTRAND CHARLES

is a journalist, network mapping specialist for Intelligence Online (newsletterspecializing in political and business intelligence).
http://www.intelligenceonline.com/

LATÉ S. HORACE LAWSON-HETCHELY

is a consultant in Information Systems (Business Analyst, Project Manager, Architect) at Executive IT Consulting
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/6/444/747

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Stock Overflow Exhibition

March 12-29, 2009
Opening : March 12, 18:00 - 23:30

Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday : 14:00 - 19:00

Entrance fees

Exhibition: 3€ | 2€ for students and unemployed
Conferences: free admission

Video Streaming

Follow the lectures from your home in streaming video from our ustream channel !

Address

iMAL, Center for digital cultures and technology
Koolmijnenkaai 30 Quai des Charbonnages, 1080 Brussels
(metro Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen)

http://www.imal.org

MEDIA

Press

Read the review by we-make-money-not-art

Pictures

Check our photo flickr streams for the exhibition or the conferences

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CONFERENCES ARCHIVES

We will soon put online the complete AV recordings of the lectures.

March 12: Geert Lovink and Florian Schneider lecture in audio (1h16m):



March 20: Horacio L. Lawson's lecture in video on our ustream archive.
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March 25: Brian Holmes's lecture in 2 parts : ustream Part 1 and ustream Part 2
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March 27: Société Réaliste and Bertrand Charles lectures (sorry but the beginning
of Société Réaliste was not recorded) : ustream
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