Centre for Cyber Wellness
Isabel Ahm, Hannibal Andersen, Andreas Hjort Bundgaard, Sidsel Christensen, Nynne Just Christoffersen, Henrik Chulu, My Djørup, Line Falk, Louise Lassen Iversen, Halfdan Mouritzen, Jacob Remin.
Director of Photography: Anna Eline
Assistant Director of Photography: Rine Rodin
Editor: Laura Andrea
Sound Designer: Hannibal Andersen
Gratitude Developer: Maia Kahlke Lorentzen
The piece investigates the emotional significance of acceleration (social, economic, technological) and the sudden deceleration that many experienced when the pandemic broke out and society locked down. The sudden deceleration presents an opportunity for suspending our everyday consciousness and examining the meanings of acceleration. But instead of telling individual stories, the piece addresses the collective horizons that societal changes in velocity both expand and suppress.
In the piece, 11 participants form a Visual Matrix (VM) in an audiovisually documented performance. VM is based on Social Dreaming, which was originally developed as a research method in the 1980s in extension of the British Tavistock tradition. The purpose of the method is partly to uncover complex associative and imaginary relations and collective processes without reducing them to rationalised verbalisation. Partly, it is a method to develop communities where individuals share their thoughts and fantasies.
About Centre for Cyber Wellness
Centre for Cyber Wellness establishes mutually supportive spaces to collectively examine and care for the relations between human beings and technologies. Through performances, workshops and artistic production, CfCW creates connections between personal experiences and collective experiments with deconstructing the digitisation of everyday life. Since 2018, CfCW has collaborated across disciplines (cybersecurity, mindfulness, new media, fine arts and care work) publishing in January 2020 the book How to Quit (ISBN 978-87-971551-0-3) summarizing the knowledge centre's work to date.
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