This workshop will explore consumer technology and fetishism, performance and online sexualization, porn and hypermediacy. Dani will introduce some of his own tech fetish work, including an NSFW smartphone app to swipe sensuously and a tablet computer to lick. Subsequently, you will be invited to take part in a hands-on tech fetish workshop (or party) in which you will pervert your own devices. Please bring your favourite laptop, microwave, digital radio, smart toothbrush or other everyday digital device (don't be lazy; don't only bring your phone!)
Dani Ploeger (NL) Tech Fetish Party
Apply at: email@example.com. Maximum 12 attendees, 18+. Workshop language is English.
Dani Ploeger (NL)
Dani Ploeger is an artist and cultural critic who explores situations of conflict and crisis on the fringes of the world of high-tech consumerism. His objects, videos, and apps emphasize both the fragility and rawness of the materiality of everyday technologies, and question the sanitized, utopian marketing around innovation and its implications for local and global power dynamics. He has made a VR installation while embedded with frontline troops in East-Ukraine, travelled to dump sites in Nigeria to collect electronic waste originating from Europe, and interviewed witnesses of US drone attacks in Pakistan for work on sound and technologies of violence. Dani holds a PhD in media, performance and cultural studies from the University of Sussex, UK. He is currently a Research Fellow at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, and artistic researcher at Leiden University in the Netherlands.