Lettering by Lobbby24

Mnemozine, together with head curator Nadina Faljic, curated Sticky Flames/ Bodies, Objects and Affects, an exhibition exploring questions of the body through a variety of lenses. With works by Alexandre Caretti, Bruno Oliveira, Darja Linder, Ksenia Khmelnitskaya and Joni Maus.
On view at Casino Display from 12.11 - 05.12.2021.

Curator’s Note:

In truth, “my body” indicates a possession,
not a property. In other words, an appropriation
without legitimation. I possess my
body, I treat it as I wish, I exercise a jus uti
et abutendi over it. It, however, in its own
turn, possesses me: it pulls or holds me
back, offends me, stops me, pushes me,
pushes me away. We’re both possessed,
a pair of demonic dancers.

Jean-Luc Nancy

I do not believe in the absence of form
or in a possible beyond of form any more
than I believe in transcendence or the absence
of negativity. Form is the metamorphisable
but immovable barrier of thought.

Catherine Malabou
Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing

A membrane extends, stretching,
building tension, releasing and relieving
itself. It tears and aches, moves inward
(where to?) and breaks out (where
from?), spiralling, spluttering into
a room as if it was intimacy itself
that was nervously introducing itself.
It is perpetual movement. Flickering.
Altering poses and positions, swinging,
stumbling, seeking balance in order
to confront – itself.
Vacillating, incessantly, amid everything
that is or could be possible, matter stays
unstable. Deforming, transforming, it
takes shape and takes place among and
along what otherwise would have no form.

There it separates. Into an in-between,
a gap.

An abyss, an opening, an orifice, where
the preconception of the corporeal is
sucked in, moistened, moulded, discarded
into a sticky cesspool.
Where takes place not an encounter
between bodies and other bodies,
not between the body and the other of
the body but where the shape of a wholly
other body might become tangible.
A point of contact, perhaps, where
the body might finally have a chance
to reformulate itself.


Collaboration with Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain

Illustration by Claire Buchler 

For its inaugural season “Spines, Cables and Other Bodies”, Mnemozine is collaborating with casino luxembourg – forum d’art contemporain.
For the conference cycle Am I A.I.? (click to see the program) taking place at Casino Luxembourg, Mnemozine, with the support of SCRIPT, is organising a set of public interventions to create openings for philosophical reflection.

Living Glossary (September 21 – February 22)
The Living Glossary is an online mind-map accessible to the audience of the conference cycle and visitors of Casino Luxembourg from September 2021 to February 2022. It aims to develop a continuously growing public and collaborative research glossary about human and machine intelligence. By means of a QR code, the public gain  access to a Flinga session in which they can write down their thoughts and post photos, quotes, texts or any other reference material that they relate to the themes of the lecture series. The results of the online mind-map will be documented in the form of  a physical research wall and displayed at Casino in February 2022.

Access our Living Glossary here or by scanning the following QR code:

Q&A during Ghosts, Gods and Golems: Philosophical Perspectives on Europe, Asia and AI (28.10.2021)
Mnemozine will moderate the Q&A session after Dr. Suzanne Livingston’s conference talk organised by Casino Luxembourg.

Maybe/Maybe not: Algorithmic learning, or how to confuse your algorithm (February  2022)
A workshop designed for students which shows how websites and social media platforms learn, decipher and categorise our online activities. A look at the coding-anatomy of websites lays bare how algorithms ‘think about’ the content they analyse in order to understand the user’s preferences and what content is best suited for them. Using photography and counter-mapping strategies, the students participate in an experiment in which we confuse algorithms by feeding them non-identifiable images, dissonant tastes in music or contra­dicting opinions in order to offer strategies of resistance to how algorithms shape our online existence.

Thinking the Digital: Critical Perspectives for the Classroom (March 2022)
A workshop, designed for teachers, which offers ideas and tools for critical reflection about A.I., algorithms and the digital age in a school context.

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