Surveillance Art, Dying Phones & Fake Likes - Talk by Dries DepoorterTue 12 Mar 2024
Surveillance and privacy permeate the work of artist Dries Depoorter. His work is also about online identity, big data, algorithms and the relationship between people and technology. Depoorter's practice is situated in the twilight zone where art, humor and social criticism come together, and touches the edge of what is (il)legal.
In addition to his artistic practice, Dries Depoorter is also an internationally sought-after speaker.
For Pilar ASAP – The Posthuman Edition we invite Depoorter to the talk 'Surveillance Art, Dying Phones and Fake Likes'.
Dries Depoorter is a Belgian artist who works with technology. His catchy and humorous work addresses themes such as privacy, social media, artificial intelligence and surveillance. His creations include various products such as apps, games and interactive installations. He studied electronics for six years before switching to art school. Today, Dries Depoorter exhibits internationally and gives lectures while working as a freelance concept provider focusing on digital processes.
As a keynote speaker, Depoorter has given talks for TEDx, MoMA, SXSW, Chanel, Adidas, Mutek Festival, STRP festival, Dutch Design Week and web2day.
His visual work has already been shown at Barbican London, Art Basel, Mutek Festival Montreal, Bozar, Para Site Hong Kong, Mozilla The Glass Room San Francisco, IDFA Doclab, Mundaneum.FOMU, Ars Electronica, NRW, World Press Photo, WIRED25, FENCE.
'Intriguing subersive, but disturbing ’ - Tech advisor White House Suresh Venkatasubramanian in The New York Times
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