Artist Anne de Boer in discussion with environmental historian Jason W Moore.
Anne de Boer’s newly commissioned work: System Attempt Contact draws on key concepts of Industry 4.0 that entails an intertwining of physical and digital systems that combine in continuous interaction with each other. Drawing on ideas of automation and data exchange inherent to the “smart factory” Banner Repeater project space becomes one of several sites at which content, either produced or harvested, is presented, manipulated and arranged through algorithms, shuffle functions, randomizers or other coded structures in an immersive exhibition.
De Boer comes together to discuss key aspects of his work with the environmental historian and historical geographer Jason W Moore, author of books: Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press, 2016), and, with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (University of California Press, 2017).
They will be discussing several ideas, such as how concepts of “negative value” play out across the ecology of works that the artist works within, unveiling a fuller idea of the means through which “value” is produced through the combination of distributed mechanisms in late capitalism today, via Industry 4.0.