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Technobodies:
A Trip into Synesthesia by Omsk Social Club
29.11.

Workshop
English

Omsk Social club has developed a new game scenario taking place in the Grüner Salon.

Times to commit -

Preparatory session (Wednesday 27th November, Location TBD, included in ticket price)

Immersive Session (17h-midnight 29th November, Volksbühne Grüner Salon)

In their work, Omsk Social Club forks traditional methods of Live Action Role Play (Larp) and Real Game Play (rgp) to induce states that could potentially be a fiction or a yet, unlived reality. Omsk works closely with networks of players, everything is unique and unrehearsed. The game designs and installations they create examine virtual egos, popular experiences and political phenomena. Allowing the works to become a dematerialized hybrid of modern-day culture alongside the participant's unique personal experiences. In the past Omsk Social Club’s RGP’s that have introduced landscapes and topics such as rave culture, survivalism, catfishing, desire&sacrifice, positive trolling, algorithmic strategies and decentralized cryptocurrency.

Omsk Social Club have exhibited across Europe in various institutions, galleries and off-sites such as Martin Gropius Bau, House of Electronic Kunst Basel, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, HKW, Berlin, CCCB, Barcelona and Onasis Foundation, Athens. They were included in The 6th Athens Biennale (2018), Transmediale Festival (2019), Impakt Festival (2018) and The Influencers (2018).

About S.M.I2.L.E - A trip into Synesthesia

“Since 2025 the globe has seen an increased interest from young people who have been mentally affected by modern electronic media begin to experiment with S.M.I2.L.E ceremonies. The reason being that their nervous systems have evolved from the electronic media so much so that they no longer enjoy linear drugs like alcohol but instead are interested in non-linear experimentation with chemical highs, trancing and journeying. Their aims are diverse but it is common to find them searching for states of increased intelligence, social intimacy, space migration and life extension. The model that they use is known typically as S.M.I2.L.E by its users.

In short, S.M.I2.L.E is a five-hour cycle ceremony which aims to blend all seven senses into clarity. It is often said by users that in the last 135 minutes, “18 barriers are crossed (i.e, barriers comparable to the appearance of life, the invention of language or the achievement of immortality) 13 of them are crossed in the last 10 seconds” These 18 extensions of consciousness and power are comparable to the passing of sea to land or from earth to space or at least that's what most seasoned users boast.

It is not exclusive but each individual needs proof of stake before they can enter the ceremony to ensure bodying satisfaction for all involved - though they do welcome beginners warmly. Belief Unlimited will host an S.M.I2.L.E session in Berlin exploring human fluidity in the age of technological precision.”

Never forget the mind coils back to the birth of time.

Zen, Speed, Organic - 3 lifestyle diets.

Excerpt from Article entitled “Beyond politics” found on public transport in Berlin, source unknown as article ripped out. Date found 7th October 2022

About the participation conditions:

This is a participatory immersive live work and all ticket holders will be active participants in the Immersive Session. We welcome beginners warmly but please read the following information carefully.

The event will be broken into three parts: the preparatory session, Immersive Session, and debrief space. Participants must commit to the full hours of these parts. You will only be able to join the live game if you participate in the preparatory session prior to the event and return the questionnaire asap.

The piece is not open to being viewed by a public audience during the event. The Immersive Session will be documented by internal participants. You will be required to do some basic preparation work before the event, we will email you with more details after you have bought your ticket and filled in the form see link

Trigger warning: if you find physical touch, esoteric practices and sensory manipulation uncomfortable this piece may not be for you. We do operate a safe space policy at all times so the level in which you apply yourself is in your hands, with guidance from us on how to manage those levels but if you do find the above subjects uncomfortable there is always another time to join us.

Also if you can’t participate this time there is also a talk on the 17th December which will touch on what happened in S.M.I2.L.E - A trip into Synesthesia and the topics surrounding it.

If you still have questions before committing you can always email us at omsksocialclub3000@gmail.com but tickets are limited so do drop us a line soon.


29.11.19, 17:00
> few tickets

Past Activities

Technobodies: Wir (behinderten) Technikkörper

In cooperation with <Platz da!>

The event — part of the Technobodies series — focuses on the female “handicapped” body. It uses technical aids such as the Lorm glove, which can convert pressure points into digital text and even send this text using small sensors and motors. Specialists from <Platz da!> and the developers of the technical aids will talk to participants about barriers that are overcome by the use of technology — and those that are created by it too. As the Grüner Salon is not (yet) accessible to all people with disabilities, a live broadcast and an online chat will be offered. Regarding accessibility please contact Yvonne Zindel (y.zindel@gmx.de).

The series Technobodies addresses scenarios for the exchange and genesis of ideas at the interface of art and science, in the intimate yet public setting of the Grüner Salon. As part of four consecutive formats—(dis)abled Politcs of Data; Pecha Kucha Night: Immaterial Art, Performersion, and Death by Game Play (Tod und Spiele)—the interplay between data and our bodies will be explored. In doing so, the imaginary contradiction between analog and digital is reflected upon critically, and the informal exchange from the digital hub will be brought back to the analog salon—and vice versa.

Central questions from the series include: “Which data tells whose story?”; “Which bodies do data have—and are they mortal?”; “Who forms the female cyber body?”; and “Who is speaking and whose voice is heard in the immateriality?”.

Technobodies is curated by Yvonne Zindel, who explores the possibilities of the digital in art and design, cultural hacks, and digital forms of mediation in a research-based and artistic way. Since 2014 she has regularly been negotiating topics such as AI and hacking in her series Performing Encounters.

Supported by

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Photo: Tom Bieling, Design Research Lab, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Lorm Handschuh

Technobodies: Pecha Kucha Art Night on the Post-Digital

In the digital age, the digital is no longer simply digital. Digital aesthetics have long since extended into real space and new technologies such as virtual reality or augmented reality are producing new art and exhibition formats. Museums use digital tools for mediation. Art is exhibited and dealt on websites or on social media platforms such as Instagram. Art and life are increasingly intertwined beyond physical locations such as museums or white cubes. But does this also increase the visibility, accessibility, and democratization of artworks? The speakers report on exhibition and mediation formats, as well as the commercial potential in the post-digital age.

The Pecha Kucha presentation format hails from Japan. Each talk lasts exactly six minutes and forty seconds. Each speaker shows twenty images that change automatically after twenty seconds. The speakers focus on the slide shown in their talks; the lectures tend to be entertaining and exciting as a result.

The lecture series PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHT is organized and moderated by Tina Sauerländer (peer to space) and Yvonne Zindel (Performing Encounters). It has been running since 2015 and is now taking place for the fifth time. The evening’s speakers present their different fields of work, painting an exciting picture of the current art scene in Berlin. The past PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHTS include: What's hot?! (2015), Art, Anyone?! (2016), and Networks (2018) at Haus am Lützowplatz, as well as Art in the Age of Earthquakes?! (2016) in the Martin-Gropius-Bau as part of the exhibition +ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen.

More information can be found here: peertospace.eu/pkan

Guests:
Antje Akkermann, Curator for Media, Ethnologisches Museum and Museum für Asiatische Kunst at the Humboldt Forum
Alma Alloro, Artist
Tilman Baumgärtel, Media researcher, author, journalist
Philip Hausmeier, Co-founder of RadianceVR
Janne Nora Kummer, Director, performer, and stage designer, virtuellestheater|berlin
Wolf Lieser, Gallerist, DAM Gallery
Peggy Schoenegge, Board director, medienkunstverein
Anika Meier, Curator, journalist (Monopol)
Daniel Neugebauer, Head of Communication and Education department, HKW
Nina Roehrs, Gallerist, Roehrs & Boetsch, Zürich
Manuel Rossner, VR artist and founder of FLOAT Gallery
Sakrowski, Owner of Panke Gallery and member of 21cc

Image: CUBE, Virtual Gallery for Virtual Art, Architectural Design by Manuel Rossner, Courtesy of Roehrs & Boetsch

The series Technobodies addresses scenarios for the exchange and genesis of ideas at the interface of art and science, in the intimate yet public setting of the Grüner Salon. As part of four consecutive formats—(dis)abled Politcs of Data; Pecha Kucha Night: Immaterial Art, Performersion, and Death by Game Play (Tod und Spiele)—the interplay between data and our bodies will be explored. In doing so, the imaginary contradiction between analog and digital is reflected upon critically, and the informal exchange from the digital hub will be brought back to the analog salon—and vice versa.

Central questions from the series include: “Which data tells whose story?”; “Which bodies do data have—and are they mortal?”; “Who forms the female cyber body?”; and “Who is speaking and whose voice is heard in the immateriality?”.

Technobodies is curated by Yvonne Zindel, who explores the possibilities of the digital in art and design, cultural hacks, and digital forms of mediation in a research-based and artistic way. Since 2014 she has regularly been negotiating topics such as AI and hacking in her series Performing Encounters.

Supported by

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(Dis)abled Technobodies

The salon gathers together female artists, hackers, activists, and scientists at the Volksbühne Berlin to explore the questions: “How is the feminist female cyborg formed?” and: “Who may form the female cyborg?” By reference to female cyborgs as service figures in science fiction and economics, from the 1940s to Amazon's Alexa, from the “Lenas” of binary codes in the 1970s to Microsoft's recent (and racist) AI Tay, a narrative emerges on the feminine as it is projected onto technobodies.

This salon is a hybrid of informal exchange and keynote speeches. It strives to use accessible language and is committed to diversity as well as the feminist interpretation of technobodies.

Participants: Janne Nora Kummer (virtuellestheater), Cornelia Sollfrank (media artist), Elle Nerdinger (Cyborg e.V.), Nadja Buttendorf (activist/artist), Ornella Fieres (media artist), Dr. Pat Treusch (researcher), Jasmin Grimm (Programme developer / Meta Marathon)

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