Blackmarket - Riga, April 2014

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5th of April 2014
Sapņu Fabrikā
Lāčplēša iela 101 Riga
from 18 till 22.30

 

Concept:
Hannah Hurtzig

Project Manager:
Sarah Lewis

Head of Project NTIL:
Zane Kreicberga

Project Assistant/Researcher:
Agra Lieģe

Project Assistant/Publicity:
Zanda Seņkova

Technical Director:
Oskars Plataiskalns

Floor Manager/Technical Support:
Philipp Hochleichter

Live Commentary:
Juris Šteinbergs

Assistant Set Designer:
Dāvis Līcītis

Graphic Design:
Dita Pence

Media Partner:
Diena, Kultuūras Diena, IR, Riīgas Laiks, Satori

Publicity/Documentation:
Rimants Irzikevičs

Project Assistants/Public Relations:
Kristiāna Cimermane, Anete Jansone, Linda Krūmiņa

www.riga2014.org/blackmarket


 

 

 

Mobile Academy presents

Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge
and Non-Knowledge No. 16

on the Repaired, Enhanced and Dead Body

Each Blackmarket presents a different topic, generating an encyclopedia with local and foreign experts. In Riga the theme is on the repaired, enhanced and dead body. One thing is clear: we are constantly rebuilding ourselves. The Riga Blackmarket undertakes an inventory of all the medical and cultural techniques currently being used to optimize our bodies. The experts are drawn from the professional fields of heart surgery, stem cell research, transplantation medicine, oncology, orthopedics, medical ethics and bioethics, and philosophy. On the other hand, experts versed in popular culture, sci-fi, cyborg theories, transhumanism, and robotics will try to answer the question - how many modifications can a body tolerate before we become strangers to ourselves? And last, but not least, the Blackmarket will also provide the opportunity to speak about the dead body, the always already present absence of the dead.

At this Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge you can book a 30-minute one-to-one dialogue with one of over 60 experts recruited from Riga and abroad or you can observe and listen to select conversations via headphones on Blackmarket Radio’s seven channels. The experts will put together a lexicon that fragments, mirrors and hallucinates the Repaired, Enhanced and Dead Body – through stories, theories, documentation and myths.


>> ENCYCLOPEDIA

ABSENCE
ACCELERATION
ANIMALS
BURIALS
COMMODITIES
CORPSE
CREATURES
CYBORG
DRUGS
ETERNITY
ETHICS
FORENSICS
HEALTH
INTELLIGENCE
LAW
MACHINES
METAL
METAMORPHOSIS
METAPHORS
MIND/BODY
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY
PROSTHETICS
REGENERATION
RETELLING
ROBOT
SENSES
SPORTS
THE OTHER SIDE
TRANSITION
VITAL ORGANS

PRACTICAL EXERCISE