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Inefficient tool building for quantified beings

On a daily basis our bodies are being scanned, tracked, debugged, rendered, manipulated, and categorized by different technologies. How are we, as users and makers, able to understand our bodies' relationships to these biometric computational processes? BodyBuilding is an exhibition curated by the Hackers & Designers collective (H&D), which investigates the intersection of technology and the agency of the (human, post-human, trans-human, non-human) body from a maker's perspective.

In collaboration with architectural designer Thomas Rustemeyer, H&D will develop a support structure which will host the works of the invited artists. The structure will reflect the ways in which H&D functions as a community, a network, and an infrastructure.

BodyBuilding is a process-driven exhibition. As the artists are also tool-makers, visitors are invited to actively take part in processes of constructing and deconstructing tools, ask questions about their inner workings, their ethics, and socio-technological entanglements.

Engaging with technologies such as scanners, ultrasound, and motion capture, the works problematize the role of the "body” in computation. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the works on display will be activated through different (inter)activities such as hands-on workshops, lectures and discussions.

Invited artists include:

Nazanin Karimi,

Kiki Mager with Ankita Anand,

The Underground Division (Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha, Femke Snelting),

Thomas Rustemeyer.