The Tactical Space Lab is a multifaceted research initiative, and we are dedicated to encouraging critical discussion about emerging digital technologies. In practice this means we are working to develop a public program of events and activities that encompass presentations, workshops, and exhibitions which explore technology in an informed and critical way.
By ‘critical’ we mean ways of thinking which challenge the assumed neutrality and rationality of technology, point out dynamics of inequality that are enacted through them, and suggest new approaches to using them which deviate from the prevalant cultures of capture, control, and commodification of information.
In parallel to our book project “Decolonising the Digital” we would like to invite artists, researchers, and critical theorists to present the Tactical Space Lab.
Tactical Space Lab is an intelligent, friendly and receptive venue for presenting your work.
We are interested in hosting presenters with a well articulated, informed polemic/critical view on new technologies.
Indicative Keywords: technology as cultural practice, postcolonialism, feminism, intersectionality, Indigenous experimental art, digital media art, polemic, artist-researchers
While the Lab is happy to hosts solo and group exhibitions, we are more interested in exploring artist residencies that involve collaborative development of ideas and showcase these outcomes in a final show. We can host 1 or 2 artists at a time, running on a collaborative model of practice-based research.
To apply, please submit:
Applications in PDF format sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org