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Thursday Night Live! Design Dialogues: Instagram and The Paradox of Photoge...

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This Design Dialogue brings together a group of practitioners whose practices engage creatively or critically with Instagram. With Steyn Bergs, Florianne Misslin and Alessandro Bava.

Social media platforms, especially Instagram, have fundamentally changed the way designers and artists disseminate their works to an audience and altered the terms on which viewers encounter objects and images through a digital screen. Yet the aesthetic protocols of these platforms — on the conspicuous level of user-empowering editing tools and filters, on the hidden level of algorithmic visual processing, and on the economic level of data collection and commodification — are in turn shaping the cultures of artistic creation in the material world that they merely claim to represent. How do creative agency, materiality, framing, and the politics and economics of the consumption of art and design translate to networked digital platforms, and do they offer the possibility for embedded critique?

Designer Floriane Misslin will begin the evening with a live demonstration of Instagram and elaborate on the semiotics and methods of representation of Instagram’s communities. In his presentation, art critic Steyn Bergs will critically assess Instagram as a site and tool for the (re)production and distribution of artistic and cultural practices. Focusing on the forms of temporality and (non)visuality inherent to the platform as well as on its (intellectual) property regime, he will argue that the medium of Instagram concerns the commodification of human attention more than the image itself. Yet interdisciplinary practitioners like Alessandro Bava embody the complex and irreversible interlacing of creative output and self-representation within a single profile, revealing new pressures on (and new possibilities for) the role of the designer or artist as a contemporary cultural agent. Moderator is Tamar Shafrir (Het Nieuwe Instituut).

Steyn Bergs

Steyn Bergs is an art critic and a researcher. Currently, he is conducting his PhD research on commodification, value and reproduction in digital artworks at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is co-editor-in-chief of Kunstlicht, Journal for Visual Art, Visual Culture, and Architecture.

Floriane Misslin

Following an education in fashion design, Floriane Misslin attended the Design Academy Eindhoven to develop her own practice. She explores identity matters through the social theory lens by binding empirical research and visual strategies. Starting a master of Visual Sociology in Goldsmiths University of London in Fall 2017, she expands her studies on the body's portrayal in media and distillation of the language of images.

Alessandro Bava

Alessandro Bava is a multi-disciplinary practitioner active in the fields of architecture, art and fashion. He is the founder of the architecture and creative direction studio Bava and Sons, co-founder of the art collective åyr and founding editor of the ecology zine ECOCORE. Alessandro is currently a fellow at the MAK Center Schindler Residency Program in Los Angeles. Besides this, he has a very influential private Instagram account.

Design Dialogues

A diverse series of dialogues with makers, designers, journalists and critics on design. The discussions take a close look at the designer’s process from raw material to final object, exploring issues of aesthetic and technological change, ethical positions, sustainable cycles, and innovation in how objects perform and interact. In a culture saturated with design and mediated by digital technologies, these dialogues explore how the traditional sense of meaning, value, and materiality are being reinvented.

Thursday Bite

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut At 18:30 Het Nieuwe Café will serve soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for €7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link or at the bar this evening.

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