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Artist Anne de Boer

in discussion with environmental historian
Jason W Moore.
Fri 9th Feb 7.30-9pm
Banner Repeater project space

Anne de Boer’s newly commissioned work 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.   

He 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 ideas 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.



You can find a transcription of a recent lecture by Jason W Moore here.

(An edited transcript of a lecture called ‘World Accumulation and Planetary Life or Why Capitalism Will Not Survive Until the “Last Tree is Cut”’, delivered on 10 October 2017 at an event jointly hosted by the Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths, University of London and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey. This is a longer version of an article published in the Winter 2017 edition of Progressive Review.)

Read the great Studio International review of System Attempt Contact by Anne de Boer &,
by writer Henry Broome here


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