Dramaturgies of Resistance:
Collectivity, Performance, Dialectics

Dramaturgies of Resistance is an online event series running in the 2020–21 academic year. The series is funded by the Jackman Humanities Institute's Program for the Arts at the University of Toronto and is organized by faculty and graduate students in Religion, Philosophy, Cinema Studies, and Comparative Literature. All events will be held on Zoom and are open to the public.

Hito Steyerl: Lecture

Hito Steyerl, 'Drah di ned um' (2020)
Hito Steyerl, SocialSim, 2020
Single channel HD video and live computer simulation Dancing Mania
Duration: 18:19 min (single channel), Dancing Mania duration variable
Image CC 4.0 Hito Steyerl. Image courtesy of the Artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, and Esther Schipper, Berlin

On Friday, January 22, 2021, artist, filmmaker, and media theorist Hito Steyerl joins the Dramaturgies of Resistance collective for a discussion of recent work, including a live Q&A with the Zoom webinar audience. The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants on the day of the event.

Hito Steyerl is an internationally renowned artist, filmmaker and scholar whose deft navigation of the disparate modes of art-making and theorizing continues to expand the ways we experience and examine the social roles of art and museums, experimentation with media and forms of presentation, and our interactions with realized and potential uses of artificial intelligence. At this unprecedented time, when it seems as if “everything is canceled,” Steyerl’s most recent work explores the complex relation between spread (of conspiracy theories no less than viral contagion) and simulation (from the automization of performance to our capacities for virtual interaction with statistical probability of human risk).

More information on Steyerl's recent exhibition "I Will Survive" can be found at the Düsseldorf Kunstsammlung (K21)

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