THE WHO OF THINGS** An Evening of Technoshamanism*

estamira
Estamira, Marcos Prado, 2004 (video still)
THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2016
7PM – MIDNIGHT
 
with a.o. Lucile Dupraz, Nicola Genovese, Piero Good, Fred Hystère, Samuel Koch, Chantal Küng, Melanie Matthieu, Katherine Patiño Miranda, Jonathan Daza Ospina, Romy Rüegger, Riikka Tauriainen, Lucie Tuma, Unisex Salon, Yael Wicki,…
☞ special guest: Fabiane M. Borges (artist, clinical psychologist, essayist and co-organizer of the II International Festival of Technoshamanism in Brazil)
PROGRAM
7PM OPENING
7.30PM INTRODUCTION by Fabiane M. Borges
8PM SCREENING ESTAMIRAMarcos Prado, 2004
10PM miscellaneous PRESENTATIONS
 
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A practice which aims ‘to connect new technologies with ancestral ones in order to repair the historical division between the two kinds of knowledge. Technoshamanism intends to create new inputs for unorthodox ways of thinking regarding the development of free technology. Please note, this is not an ‘official meeting’, rather a spontaneous collective browsing through the various appearances, applications, concepts, experiments, embodiments and tropes of technoshamanism.
**(…) Amerindian shamanism is guided by the inverse ideal: to know is to „personify“, to take the point of view of what should be known or, rather, the one whom should be known. The key is to know, in Guimarães Rosa’s phrase, „the who of things“, without which there would be no way to respond intelligently to the question of „why“. The form of the Other is the person. We could also say, to utilize a vocabulary currently in vogue, that shamanic personification or subjectivation reflects a propensity to universalize the „intentional attitude“ accorded so much value by certain modern philosophers of mind (or, more accurately, philosophers of modern mind). To be more precise, since the Indians are perfectly capable of adopting „physical“ and „functional“ attitudes sensu Dennett (1978) in everyday life, we will say that here we are faced with an an epistemological ideal that, far from seeking to reduce „ambient intentionality“ to its zero degree in order to attain an absolutely objective representation of the world, instead makes the opposite wager: true knowledge aims to reveal a maximum of intentionality through a systematic and deliberate abduction of agency. To what we said above about shamanism being a politcal art, we can now add that it is a political art. (…)
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Cannibal Metaphysics, p. 60-61
 
 
UP STATE, Flüelastrasse 54, 8047 Zurich
 
☞ save the date: 
THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2016
7PM – MIDNIGHT
 
TALK  
 
FABIANE M. BORGES ◆ 5 OCTOBER 2016 ◆ 6 PM
 
ANCESTERFUTURISM. Seminal Thoughts About Technoshamanism
Toni Areal, 3. Floor, Room 3.E08

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