WITH YOUR CONSENT //// Exhibition @metamatic:taf 4.4-17.4

tafmetamatic:taf and METASITU happily present the exhibition With your consent opening on Thursday, 7th April 2016, at 20.30 and running until the 17th April.

The exhibition constitutes a project in progress that starts with a series of events – workshops and will be open to the public from the 4th of April.

In the exhibition With your consent, Akoo-o converses with the practices of surveillance through a sound installation that sets the framework of a particular social contract, in order to manage the actions of people and things within it. A nexus of predefined designs diffuses in the space in order to become an object of voluntary or involuntary processing of the participants in allocated roles. Silently, discretely, tangibly and deafeningly, the practices of surveillance impel the visitors to move within space, obeying to the contingent impact of their desires and choices. The exhibition also includes workshops, performances and discussions.

Parallel events:

Αpril 5th: Workshop by Akoo, DiY microphone construction (binaurals, contacts, coils)

April 6th: Workshop by Marielys Burgos Meléndez & Geert Vermeire, Becoming invisible / “following?” : walking – hearing-sensing Spaces/Others
Discussion Marielys Burgos Meléndez, Stefaan van Biesen and Geert Vermeire

April 7th: Workshop by Akoo-o, “how to wiretap beloved or unknown persons’ conversations” – DiY Microphone-to-jewellery handcraft and recording practice.

April 8th – 9th: Maria Saridaki: “You Are Never Alone” – a workshop about playfulness & surveillance

April 11th: Presentation: Andromachi Vrakatseli & Akoo-o, Technical and conceptual map of the sound installation & Discussion: Technology: Tool, medium or an end in itself?

April 12th: Presentation-Discussion: Thalia Raftopoulou, Katerina Kaletzi “Nothing Personal except my keys”, a conversation on “The Conversation”, by F.F. Coppola (1974)

April 14th: Lecture-Presentation: Triantafyllos Manousakis, “Oi andreii tis hedonis/ the braves of delegacy” & discussion with Akoo-o

April 15th: Discussion: Surveillance, Art and Technology

April 16th: Artists’ talk

Akoo-o: Nikos Bubaris, Sofia Grigoriadou, Dana Papachristou, Giorgos Samantas, Yasmin Al-Hadithi, Geert Vermeire

Collaborators: Μarielys Burgos Melendez, Stefaan van Biesen, Andromachi Vrakatseli, Maria Saridaki, Thalia Raftopoulou, Katerina Kaletzi, Triandafilos Manousakis.

Curated by: akoo-o

Opening: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 20:30

Exhibition duration: 04-17.04.2016