The relationship between technology and nature is mostly based on a logic of extraction facilitated by colonial legal mechanisms and late capitalism. A series of discursive events organized by the Kunsthalle Wien will aim at rethinking the notion of technology by shifting from mere apprehension of nature toward close attention to it.
The program focuses on water as an element but also as an idea that will make our categories of thought erode and reconfigures our planetary relationships. It will look at non-human technologies and at water as knowledge, as well as at the movement of the sea and its waves, low and high tides, the Earth and the sky, the fermentation of seaweed, evaporation, immigration, blood and sweat …
The program invites us to question the ethics that drive our present.
Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna