Dejan Marković

Digital Reconfiguration: A cartography of the invisible

Website
   Community Wissenschaft Bildende Kunst
Termine

At the heart of the project ‘Digital Reconfiguration: A cartography of the invisible’ stands a collective work that reveals social restructuring, gender structure, power relations and capital flow in the era of digital capitalism. Starting from the rich industrialized region of Styria in Austria, emerged a series of relational diagrams, discussions, and artistic interventions, focusing on the current conditions of collective self-understanding in a time of neoliberal and global technological and environmental change.

Digital Reconfiguration Kartographie der Unsichtbaren Arbeiterwille Dejan Marković
Foto: “Arbeiterwille: An Impossible Movement”, Dejan Marković, 2020 © Clara Wildberger

Most recently, the fight against the pandemic accelerated the processes of flexibilization and automation of digital capitalism, which has not only led to apathy, alienation, and social isolation, but has also changed the conditions of collective bargaining. How can we identify an Arbeiterwille (worker’s will) as the basis for community building today? A discursive installation “Arbeiterwille: An Impossible Movement” demonstrates what is hidden behind media representations of high-tech work and poses the question of new possibilities for collectivization and political action.

Digital Reconfiguration Kartographie der Unsichtbaren Arbeiterwille Dejan Marković
Digital Reconfiguration Kartographie der Unsichtbaren Arbeiterwille Dejan Marković
Foto: “Arbeiterwille. An Impossible Movement”, Dejan Marković, 2021 © The Schubidu Quartet

Taking as its starting point the historic newspaper Arbeiterwille, which promoted the emancipation and education of the working class in Styria for forty-four years, the project

“Rebellious Books” invites various workers to compile books that are now considered to be “rebellious”. The collective investigation of the necessity of our time and the medial collection of the library of the Styrian Chamber of Labor asks about resistance, emancipation and radical thinking.

Digital Reconfiguration Kartographie der Unsichtbaren Arbeiterwille Dejan Marković
Digital Reconfiguration Kartographie der Unsichtbaren Arbeiterwille Dejan Marković
Foto: “Rebellious Books”, Dejan Marković, 2020 © Dejan Marković

Participated artists: Lain Iwakura, Bettina Landl, Vladimir Miladinović und Coline Robin.

Supported by steirischer herbst ’21, Arbeiterkammer Steiermark, Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, CITYPARK Graz, VÖGB Steiermark, KulturlotsInnen, Arbeitsmarkt Service Steiermark, Naturkundemuseum UMJ Graz, Ortweinschule Graz, Institut für Zeitgenössische Kunst / TU Graz, Projektraum „Annenstr. 53,“ and numerous workers’ organisations in Styria

Digital Reconfiguration Kartographie der Unsichtbaren Arbeiterwille Dejan Marković
Digital Reconfiguration Kartographie der Unsichtbaren Arbeiterwille Dejan Marković
Foto: “Silicon Alps”, Dejan Marković, 2021 © Dejan Marković
Scroll down
Events
01 Sep 2021 bis 01 Oct 2021

Billboards in the public space “Arbeiterwille”

10 Sep2021

Opening „Rebellious Books“
10:00 // Ort: Arbeiterkammer Steiermark (Bibliothek & Infothek)) Lageplan googlemaps

10 Sep2021

Opening “Arbeiterwille: An Impossible Movement”
17:00 // Ort: Citypark Graz EG, Top 23 (Eingang vom Parkhaus A1) Lageplan googlemaps

11 Sep 2021 bis 31 Oct 2021

Exhibition „Rebellious Books“
10:00 // Ort: Arbeiterkammer Steiermark (Bibliothek & Infothek)) Lageplan googlemaps

11 Sep 2021 bis 30 Sep 2021

Exhibition “Arbeiterwille: An Impossible Movement”
10:00 // Ort: Citypark Graz EG, Top 23 (Eingang vom Parkhaus A1) Lageplan googlemaps

25 Sep2021

Guided tour by steierischer herbst `21
// Ort: Arbeiterkammer Steiermark (Bibliothek & Infothek)) Lageplan googlemaps

25 Sep2021

Guided tour by steierischer herbst '21
// Ort: Citypark Graz EG, Top 23 (Eingang vom Parkhaus A1) Lageplan googlemaps

Live DJ-Set: Bill B. Wintermute

14 Oct2021

Talk with Guests
17:00 // Ort: Arbeiterkammer Steiermark (Bibliothek & Infothek)) Lageplan googlemaps

go topgo top

Graz Kulturjahr 2020 is supported by: