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‘The Green Room': Programming Events

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The Green Room is an exhibition and public engagement project curated by Reem Shadid, developed in part during her residency at V.O Curations. The project invites artists, Anna Engelhardt and Bahar Noorizadeh, to share questions and insights around the deep interdependence of the digital world with our material one, namely by exploring digital platforms, websites, infrastructures and networks.

The public programme for The Green Room looks at broader questions of digital infrastructures to address the central nodes of the project. Interviewed by Engelhardt, Emily Rosamond, lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University, will talk about reputational warfare and algorithmic rating. Jared Davis, Associate Editor of AQNB and co-host of the editorial platform’s Artist Statement podcast, will convene a workshop on digital ownership and cooperation. Finally, W.E will host a closed assembly that will draw and connect desired, practical and imagined values, goals and strategies to creating a digital commons based on shared interest in alternative economies; the results of this mapping will be installed in space following the workshop.


Assembly with Weird Economies stakeholders (closed event)

23 October 2021

A closed assembly for contributors of Weird Economies to initiate its think-tank via the digital distribution platform Discord. The assembly will gather ‘stakeholders’ to discuss values, goals, and strategies to create a common space for the research and practice of alternative economies. The assembly is a departure point to form a community, and a live forum of artists, writers, researchers, scholars and activists residing across different geographies, who are invested in rethinking economic and financial commonsense.


Interview with Emily Rosamond

5 November 2021

Anna Engelhardt will engage with Emily Rosamond in an interview on the political economy of cyberwar, discussing her conceptualisations of reputation warfare and algorithmic rating.

Emily Rosamond is Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she serves as Department Chair of Learning and Teaching. Her recent publications have appeared in Theory, Culture & Society, Journal of Cultural Economy, Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, among others; and she is an Associate Editor of the academic journal Finance and Society. Her forthcoming monograph, Reputation Warfare, explores volatility in online ranking and ratings.


Workshop with Jared Davis

6 November 2021

In this workshop, Jared Davis will reflect on the changing landscape of digital ownership and cooperation, thinking through his research and experience of the music industry and not-for-profit editorial work.

Jared Davis is a writer and curator based in London. He is Associate Editor of AQNB and co-host of the editorial platform’s Artist Statement podcast. Events curated by Jared include Paranormal Storytime (2020) featuring Elvia Wilk, Swan Meat, Tianzhuo Chen and Wang Newone; Hyperobjectivity (2020) featuring Ewa Awe for 3hd Festival; along with past projects presented in partnership with Färgfabriken, Stockholm, the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.


To register for public programming events please email rsvp@vocurations.com