9月4日 18:00 ~ 20:00

講者|Marisa Morán Jahn

Daemons and Other Devices



Like tricksters, daemons hover betwixt and between humans and other forces. With the advent of the computer in the 1970s, the word daemon was used to describe feedback, noise, interference, or, that which exceeds a logical system. Today’s “printer daemons” and “mailer daemons” lay dormant until summoned to handle requests for services such as print spooling and file transfers — yet they often seem to have a mind of their own. What are the social, spiritual, and technological functions of daemons? How does the invention of daemons preserve/challenge myths of progress, business as usual, and the status quo? How can daemons, tricksters, and other charismatic objects enrich how we design and interpret our world? What can we learn from these Others and how can they transform our worldview? In this humorous and interactive workshop, artist Marisa Morán Jahn invites participants to consider systemic or personal challenges then draw on cultural associations of daemons to adapt them as possible solutions or scapegoats within science, technology, and society. Participants will be introduced to different examples then asked to brainstorm in small groups to sketch and invent new myths, legends, and lores.

9月5日 18:00 ~ 20:00

講者|徐叡平(HSURAE)、Nancy Dayanne Valladares

Time, seeds, permafrost


在「時間種子與永凍層」的主題下,跨領域藝術家徐叡平(HSURAE)及宏都拉斯藝術家 Nancy Dayanne Valladares 將與我們分享她獨特的藝術實踐視野。她將以聲音演出及口述形式,由微觀的微生物觀察及培養出發,進一步探討細菌和微生物的遷徙以及大尺度的洋流對生物帶來的影響。此外,徐叡平還將介紹她近期的藝術計畫,構思遠赴挪威,深入探索對永凍層的認知並將之發展為深度作品。

徐叡平的藝術領域涉獵廣泛,從熱玻璃到纖維母細胞,從護照到fecal sports,她的作品受到許多領域的影響,如後人文、食品研究、科技研究和中醫。目前,她在紐約大學ITP擔任Red Burns Fellow,並在紐約大學Tisch和The New School Parsons擔任兼任教師。

Under the theme of “Time Seeds and Permafrost,” interdisciplinary artist HSURAE, will share her unique perspective on artistic practice. Starting from the microscopic observation and cultivation of microorganisms, she delves into the migration of bacteria and microorganisms, as well as the impact of large-scale ocean currents on ecosystems. Additionally, Xu Rui-Ping will introduce her recent artistic projects, conceptualizing a journey to Norway to explore the understanding of permafrost and transform it into profound artworks. HSURAE’s artistic endeavors encompass a wide range, spanning from hot glass to fibroblast cells, from passports to fecal sports. Her works draw inspiration from various fields such as post-humanism, food research, technology studies, and traditional Chinese medicine. Currently, she serves as the Red Burns Fellow at New York University’s ITP and holds adjunct positions at NYU Tisch and The New School Parsons.