Calculating Life


Calculating Life

Moderated by Eric Snodgrass

Thu 01.02.,
16:30 - 18:00
Exhibition Hall 1
Passes and Single Tickets

In an age of geopolitical surveillance, biometric governance, and high-tech securitization, life itself becomes traceable and calculable. Whose life is considered to be of worth greatly depends on the ways in which biopolitical power is exercised today: by means of racialized technological systems as well as through toxic narratives and baseless information. How can the politics of life and death be uncovered? Charles Heller, Lorenzo Pezzani, and Heather Dewey-Hagborg will discuss how evidence can be produced when technologies and data are repurposed, or when they are proven to be unreliable. They will talk about how forensic techniques and tactical aesthetics can be utilized to reveal and resist the methods through which life becomes a subject of securitization.


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