TERRORDROME. Signals From Outside

Performance/Concert Peyote club / Kameriye Sokak No:4 Balıkpazarı, Beyoğlu / İstanbul http://www.peyote.com.tr
Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 21:00 - Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 00:00
Robert B. Lisek - terrordrome
Robert B. Lisek - terrordrome
Robert B. Lisek

TERRORDROME is an unpredictable formula which eludes definition. It incorporates different means for instance performance, hacking session, social sculpture and concert. TERRORDROME brings up and explores thoroughly issues such as  terror, security and bio-exchange.  The idea of "life" is considered to be included in the domain of technology, both for economic profits and for security reasons. TERRORDROME acts may evolve gradually forming a compound structure, a soundscape of broken beats or just as well explode into a wall of noise.

Bio-exchange. The idea of "life" is considered to be included in the domain of technology, both for economic profits and for security reasons. Meta-capital. Everything is partially interchangeable, as everything is connected. Life becomes a currency of the  code. The code provides for trade, works as a social marker, as a new form of capital. We are seeing an increasing runway where we can no longer talk about the control of the phenomena that is so rapidly increasing complexity of the problems that becomes almost uncomputable.

Disinformation and secrecy. The difference between the open and the secret implies a hierarchy, the first rule of power. On this difference, the structures called the state are being built.

Security state is an engine of violence. Acts of terror and disaster are the lifeblood of political action. That is why they are provoked and stimulated by the power elite. Security require constant reference to the state of emergency. The quest for security leads to a global worldwide war.

You have to change this state of things: reject the concept of security as a fundamental principle of state policy and test new models / constellations of power. The task of politics is understand of conditions that lead to terror and destruction, rather than control these phenomena, as already occurred.

Bio of the Presenter

Robert B. Lisek

Robert B. Lisek is an artist and mathematician who focuses on systems and processes (computer, biological and social), draws upon conceptual art, radical art strategies, hacktivism, bioart, software art and artificial intelligence his work defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI and bioinformatics. He explores the relationship between bio-molecular technology, code and issues arising from network technologies. In the project Das Gespenst the artist represented the self-replicating behavior of new original bacteria in order to draw out its wider bio-political significance in an imagined scenario of bioterrorism attack of Warsaw. Lisek is also researching problems of security and privacy in networked societies. He build NEST - Citizens Intelligent Agency, advanced software for searching hidden patterns and links between people, groups, events, objects and places. Lisek is also a scientist focused on the complexity, graph and order theory. Lisek is a founder of IRSA, FRL and ACCESS art symposium. Author of many exhibitions and actions, among others: NGRU - FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST - ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float – DMAC Harvestworks and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI - Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes - Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine - National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex - Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXT– ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya; SSSpear –17th Meridian, WRO Center, Wroclaw.