Dividuality of Spaces / Spaces of Dividuality


© Wolfgang Thaler

Jan 8 2019
Halbgasse 3-5
Vienna 1070
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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Dividuality of Spaces / Spaces of Dividuality is the first chapter of "Curating the Urban. On Spatializing Urban Conditions ".
A project by Christina Nägele, Heidi Pretterhofer and Christian Teckert with Linda Lackner.

Collaborations with Jorge Almazan and Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen, Helmut Weber)

Works by Bêka & Lemoine, Helen Knowles, Marlene Maier, Space Caviar, Tactical Tech

Other contributions by Ryo Abe, Edwina Hörl & SO-BA, John Cheney-Lippold, Esperanza Miyake, Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer, Lina Morawetz, Roman Seidl, Astrid Seme, Felix Stalder, Eszter Steierhoffer, Wolfgang Thaler, Roemer van Toorn, Ignacio Valero, Sarah Widmer

Film screening and artist talk: 10.1.2019, 19h
- Helen Knowles: The Trial of Superdebthunterbot (2016, 45min)
- Space Caviar: Fortress of Solitude (2014; 20: 25min)

Dividuality of Spaces / Spaces of Dividuality deals with architectural and urban phenomena which are symptomatic of an increasingly dividual form of contemporary subjectivity. Dividual Spaces represent a fundamental transformation of spatial concepts, where divided and divisible spaces correspond to "prosumer" subjects and their multiple roles, which increasingly seem to be algorithmically pre-determined.

Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Jorge Almazan defined Dividual Spaces as characterized by temporal and commercial on-demand access, spatial compartmentalization and the outsourcing of a multiplicity of formerly private functions, resulting in market-driven and permanently monitored, evaluated, modulated and increasingly algorithmically designed architectural typologies. The phenomenon of spatial dividuality is part of a fundamental re-structuring of urban environments defined by neo-liberalism, an economy of debt, and a culture of technology-based anticipation. The subsequent radical gaps and fissures in society increasingly manifest themselves in sometimes extreme difference in (access to) architectural space.

Dividuality of Spaces / Spaces of Dividuality gathers elements of research, investigation, artistic productions, spatial settings in an attempt to create a platform and spatialize a discourse on contemporary urban questions.

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