In dialogue with the transmediale Study Circles, Import Projects presents Scaling Connections, encompassing a film screening, performances, and performative lectures. This event series takes its inspiration from explorations into Deep History, which emphasizes trends and processes rather than individuals and events, paying more attention to kinship, genealogy, and developing traditions. It reaches back to the beginning of life itself, into the original molecular soup, fostering surprising connections. Deep History advocates to resurrect the basis of humanity by scaling up from the molecular to the molar without the anthropomorphic bias and in the process decentres humankind’s position. The central question of the event series is how the future development of our brains—as a constitutive element of freedom of choice—could look against the backdrop of a deeper understanding of our history and contemporary humanity’s ever-closer wiring with technologies.
Among the participants are Julieta Aranda, Joscha Bach, Philipp Busch, Daniel Keller, Ashiq Khondker, Natalie Koerner, Alanna Lawley, Denisa Lehocká, Warren Neidich, Boris Ondreička, Valery Vermeulen, Günter Wächtershäuser, and Center for the History of Emotions.
23 January 2019, 19:00–21:00
27 January 2019, 15:00–20:00
Pizzagate: From Rumor to Delusion & Scoring the Tweet(s)
29 January 2019, 19:00–21:00
Import Projects, Keithstr. 10, 10787 Berlin
1 February 2019, 19:00–21:00
Brain without Organs
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
A cooperation between transmediale and Import Projects. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.