︎︎︎User Preferences

Online 1 Nov 2019 - 1 March 2020 
Online pavilion for The Wrong Biennale 2019-2020

User Preferences was an online Pavilion for the Wrong Biennale running between 1 November 2019 and 1 March 2020. It was a space devoted to the exploration of contemporary understanding of Usership through new sovereignties and forms of governance. Within this project, I developed curatorial themes, collaborated with the 10 participating artists and designed the visual identity and the website.

This project took as its cornerstone Benjamin Bratton’s notion of The Stack, a megastructure of planetary-scale computation with particular focus on Usership. In this mapping of political geography, Users were understood as software extensions, drawing attention to the accelerating shift from the ownership-based economy to one focused on individualism.

The artists in User Preferences questioned the meaning of Usership and its implications by critically delineating the landscape of potential worldwide connectivity in which contemporary Users operate, create new worlds and subjectivities of human and non-human collaborations.

Participating artists: Isabel Bonafé, Laurene Bois-Mariage, James Bryant, Timothy Cape, Sandra Crisp, Milena Edelstein, Kio Griffith, Zander Porter, Leslie Tucker, Tina Willgren