Films and Prototypes with Hackers & Designers

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A film night and work-in-progress presentation, elucidating the theme of Coded Bodies

  • FREE!

Want to know what's been happening during the H&D Summer Academy this year? Find out what we're really talking about when we talk about the 'coded body'? Then join us for a night of short films and presentations of some of the prototypes, projects, and ideas that have been developed and created during the Summer Academy.

We'll be screening Kajsa Dahlberg's film "Reach, Grasp, Move, Position, Apply Force" and Juan Arturo García's film "The Inner Life of Exterior Plants".

Systems like the Methods–Time Measurement marked a radical shift in attitudes towards manual labour by focusing on the efficiency of human movements. In "Reach, Grasp, Move, Position, Apply Force", the production of the video is used as a starting point to examine the negotiation of time in labour today, from Amazon warehouses, Apple manufacturers in China to smaller-scale service industries such as freelance translating and parcel delivery.

Within a banana plantation and a botanic garden, an expert is challenged to discuss contemporary trends in gardening, scientific classification, and migration by a poignant interviewer. In "The Inner Life of Exterior Plants", the hidden politics of the expert’s knowledge are uncomfortably exposed and confronted with reality, as he renders himself suspicious of his own language.