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Art and Extractivism Reading Group

Text: Mel Y. Chen “Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering and Queer Affect”
Monday 23 May 2022: Gerichtstraße 45 Berlin, Germany

Perimeter

Perimeter will be featured at the exhibition Come Alive at Het Nieuwe Muntgebouw in Utrecht from June 3 – July 31 2022. COME ALIVE, is an Art exhibition shares love without a reason. The exhibition/festival offers 45 artists the space to share how their personal experiences and life choices let love without reason and the life force flow, collectively.

Queer Talks w. Nóra Ugron

Queer Talks: HYENAZ and Nóra Ugron on art, extractivism and continuity from a queer, decolonial and posthuman perspective. The talks were part of the complementary programme of the exhibition “Feel ~ Drift ~ Sing” in Triumf Amiria.

Extraction

With funding from Fonds Darstellende Künste, we are researching “extraction” as metasignifier—we include the extraction of (creative) labour from (precarious) bodies; minerals, gas and water from the ground; sounds, words and images from sentient beings; the consensual extraction of digital content, and the “mining of the exotic” from our very identities….

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Signals

SIGNALS is a new work created especially for Sound Scene Festival’s 2021 theme EMERGE. Signals explores the notion of performativity in the form of codes, signs, drag, and masks in order to emerge from the darkness as visible….

Ex Situ feat Yusuph Suso

Ex Situ is a project of HYENAZ and Yusuph Suso, with the work of Lau Bau and Rodrigo Frenk. It is a live performance, a musical track, a music video, an audiovisual sculpture and an interactive web based app which maps the fragile technological threads from which human beings conduct transdimensional lives in past, current and future homelands.

The non-consensual field of consent within which the consent is extracted

to a data set. That set was created from analysis about me. But “I” am not a data set and “I” as I arrived into the world did not consent to being a data set, in fact one could say my infancy qualified me as “not able to give consent.” My a/liveness was debatable, so my parents took over the acts of consenting to the extent that they were asked. It was said that I was born in January. I was given an identification number. I had no penis; I was recorded as FEMALE….

Synth Library Prague

Art and Extractivism: Close Reading and Discussion facilitated by HYENAZ at Synth Library Prague 15.09 at 19:00 | Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569668533380116 Join us for an artist talk by Berlin based duo HYENAZ.HYENAZ: ART AND EXTRACTIVISMWhat is extraction? From the Cambridge Dictionary online, extraction is the process of taking out or removing something, especially by force.…

Overview

Extraction is the forthcoming audio visual work in HYENAZ Foreign Bodies series and explores how extractive processes are replicated within the arts, and how we can find ways to resist and mediate those processes. The initial research phase of this project began in June 2021 and was generously funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste #TakeCare. The…