Johannes Grenzfurthner von Monochrom bei TEDxVienna: On how to subvert Subversion


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Ganz toller Vortrag von monochroms Johannes Grenzfurthner auf der TEDxVIENNA über „Context Hacking“ und subversive Aktionskunst. Hört sich artyfarty an, aber es geht unter anderem um Blut, Masturbation und Wurst. Echt! Unbedingt ansehen, geht auch vollgefressen – vielleicht sogar grade dann.

The term "context hacking" -­ like its older mimetic sibling "communication guerrilla" -­ refers to unconventional forms of communication and/or intervention in more conventional processes of communication. Context hacking is a specific style of political action drawing from a watchful view of the paradoxes and absurdities of power, turning these into the starting point for subversive interventions. It's a strategy of playing with representations and identities, with alienation and over-identification. But a fundamental question remains: is it still possible to subvert? Or are we all stuck in an endless late-capitalist cycle of revolt and assimilation? Johannes Grenzfurthner will present a project by monochrom, a worldwide operating collective from Vienna dealing with technology, art, and philosophy.

Hier noch monochroms Weihnachtsgruß: Kiki, Bubu & monochrom: Killing Capitalism with Christmas!