Marie-Luise Angerer: A new zone of non-consciousness – where life and technology meet
Blue Skies - Bodies in Trouble


With: Marie-Luise Angerer, Moderation: Laura Hille

The world has become highly sensitive. From plants to trees, from refrigerators to cars — everywhere there are sensors that regulate everything from balance to security, emotions, water and light levels. Nanotechnologies and sensors translate between natural and artificial processes, making them interchangea­ble and mediating between what were once separate realms.

These kinds of sensory­-technological interventions in sensation and perception open up a new dimension of non-­con­scious life, which is not attributed to humans. Instead, humans and machines now share a non­-consciousness as a realm of enmeshment, overlap, and intensification of organic and technical processes. These non­conscious oper­ations regulate the interior and exterior of bodies, things, and environments. This notion of the non­conscious deals precisely with these zones of contact and/or transition: interfaces — critical and sensitive points of contact — where a transition takes place from non-sensing to sensing to sense.

In the framework of: Blue Skies – Bodies in Trouble (10. – 14.07.2019) 
The growing impact of technology on life as we know it brings changes to our bodies, our communities and the environment—what can we do? How can we understand and shape these changes collectively? ›Blue Skies‹ is a festival series conceived to run over several years that invites us to think together. The first edition took place at PACT from July 10 to July 14 under the title ›Bodies in Trouble‹ encompassing performances and contemporary art works, panels, discussions and workshops.

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