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Workshop: SESSION with María Coates

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop: SESSION with María Coates

Current reseacher-in-residence María Coates will lead the third iteration of Mercer Union’s SESSION to flesh out the meanings embedded in Bahar Noorizadeh’s current exhibition at Mercer Union and discuss how they play out in daily life. Noorizadeh’s After Scarcity draws on the theories of cybernetics, particularly those proposed by Soviet cyber-economists between the 1950s–1980s, as platforms for building new coalitions and social relationships in a contemporary environment. However, an engagement with the philosophy of technology requires us to first clarify the language being used. This workshop will invite members of the public to unpack and discuss concepts explored in Noorizadeh’s video, tracing the ways in which technological interfaces structure economic and political systems. For more information about Coates’ residency, visit savac.net/maria-alejandrina-coates/

María Coates is currently researcher-in-residence at SAVAC, working at building critical digital literacy systems with racialized artists. SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator by Mercer Union that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition.

Sunday 2 December 2018
Mercer Union
1286 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N9


December 2, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

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