iMAL, Center for Digital Cultures and Technology, Brussels


#Additivism - Lecture: Daniel Rourke - The 3D Additivist Manifesto+Cookbook

Lecture by Daniel Rourke

In 2015 Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke released The 3D Additivist Manifesto, a call to push the 3D printer to its absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. Projects responding to that call were later published in The 3D Additivist Cookbook.

In the framework of the Shiv Integer exhibition, iMAL invites Daniel for a lecture on the Manifesto+Cookbook, and for a two-days additivist masterclass.

24 May 2017, 19:00 (free access)
Location : Bozar, Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels
Registration is mandatory :

In this lecture Daniel Rourke will introduce some of his favourite works from The 3D Additivist Cookbook, reflecting on the significance of 'weird' thinking and science fiction horror in the forging of new, radical forms of artistic action and political intervention. Horrific creatures from fiction and myth that mutate, envelope, or otherwise counter the attacks focussed upon them are repurposed as aspirational figures.

How do the endlessly shape-shifting, or amorphous, uncategorisable bodies of monsters, cyborgs and aliens point to novel metaphors and methodologies of political mobilisation and identity formation in an era of increasing technological and biological hybridity? How have artistic practitioners co-opted new technologies in the development of a politics of collective, mutually embodied forms of action and activism?

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