11th April 7-9pm
Imran Perretta, Taylor Le Melle + Zinzi Minott
round table discussion on the potential of decentralised systems.
Imran Perretta and Taylor Le Melle, with specially invited speaker Zinzi Minott, come together with de-leb for a round table discussion on decentralised systems that attempt a more equitable redistribution of money and power. Together, they will present their research into economic models such as cooperatives, whereby an enterprise is jointly-owned and democratically-controlled, as well as pardners, which are partnerships among people to save collectively without banks. Through thinking about these two alternative modes, they hope to arrive at an interpellated understanding of blockchain technology, and, importantly, who gets to write this new calculus.
If you are curious to hear more about blockchain – see here: www.x-fx.org. De-leb has developed from the Thinking through the Block workshops last year during the exhibition A Throw of The Dice Will Never Abolish Chance at Banner Repeater where we discussed all things blockchain with archivists, musicians, artists, writers, technologists and thinkers. The website www.x-fx.org is an online artwork developed from these conversations that acts as a repository for the presentations that were made during the workshops with contributions from Tom Clark, Paul Purgas, Alessandro Ludovico, Karen Di Franco, Ruth Catlow, Ben Vickers, Tom Pearson, Ami Clarke, and surfatial: Malavika Rajnarayan, Prayas Abhinav and Satya Gummuluri.
Taylor Le Melle is a curator and writer. pssss.co
Imran Perretta addresses biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories. His multi-disciplinary practice encompasses the moving image, sound, performance and poetry.
Zinzi Minott’s solo and collaborative pursuits focus on the relationships between dance and politics. She is interested in how dance is perceived through the prisms of race, queer culture, gender and class.