[artinfo] LIMA Online: JODI and Heath Bunting

Manique Hendricks maniquehendricks at li-ma.nl
Mon Apr 6 18:34:28 CEST 2020

We are happy to invite you to the second online event of LIMA
on Wednesday 8 April at 8 pm
with Joan Heemskerk (JODI) and Heath Bunting.

INVITATION LIMA ONLINE Joan Heemskerk (JODI) in conversation with Heath
Bunting, moderated by Florian Cramer.

Please subscribe to LIMA's YouTube channel
for the livestream.

In the current situation where social distancing is the norm and physical
meetings and events have been replaced by online gatherings and video
calls, we are more depending on technology than ever before. But what if
these online structures are no longer there or stop working? Do we have to
find and create alternative structures to stay alive or is technology of
vital importance in our modern world - and should therefore be part of our
survival strategy? And if so, how?

These questions of how and to what extend build technological
infrastructures and to believe in the continuous development of technology
(or not) addresses current issues as well as historically recurring topics.
In this LIMA online program, internet artists Joan Heemskerk (JODI) and
Heath Bunting will discuss and reflect on the position of the internet and
whether it could be part of a modern survival strategy. The conversation
will be moderated by Florian Cramer.

*Joan Heemskerk (JODI)*
JODI is a duo consisting of Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans. The two
artists, with a background in video and photography, turned their attention
to the web in the 1990s, and became key participants of the net.art
movement. JODI has created some of the most subversive internet artworks
since, subjecting the medium to a critical analysis and dismantle its
structures. The work of JODI uses the widest possible variety of media and
techniques, from installations, software and websites to performances and
exhibitions. In a medium-specific way, the work deconstructs and analyses
the languages of new media: from visual aesthetics to interface elements,
from code to breaking code. JODI challenges the relationship between
technology and users by subverting our expectations about the
functionalities and conventions of the systems that we depend upon every

*Heath Bunting*
Heath Bunting has exhibited, performed and taught internationally for over
25 years. During the rise of the internet, he was, like JODI, a key
participant of the net.art movement and founded irational.org. Bunting has
produced many highly recognised internet projects and has helped form a
strong context for the practice of net.art. Recently, he has moved into the
field of genetics proclaiming it to be the next "new media". He's also
developing work in the area of physical network performance. In his current
work, The Status Project, Bunting uses artificial intelligence to search
for artificial life in both societal and natural systems. Bunting regularly
runs training workshops in artist resilience.

*Florian Cramer*
Florian Cramer is a lecturer, researcher, writer and theorist. He works as
a practice-oriented research professor in 21st century visual culture at
Willem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Cramer is
specialized in autonomous practices, focusing on DIY artist-run initiatives
and self-organisation as contemporary art. Florian Cramer studied
literature and art history at FU Berlin, Universität Konstanz and
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received an MA in comparative
literature, art history and modern German philology from Freie Universität
Berlin and holds a PhD in comparative literature.

This program is part of LIMA's online series
that takes place every Wednesday at 8 pm.

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*Manique Hendricks*
Junior conservator
present on Tuesdays & Thursdays
*preserves, distributes and researches media art*

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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