The Messy Edge 2019

The Messy Edge 2019

This is a new conference for the festival – grown in house. It is an exploration of the frontiers of digital culture, a challenge to dominant perspectives and a place to think about how we run the risk of building a future on the deeply flawed foundations of the present. More speakers to be announced soon

Tabita Rezaire

SPEAKER

Tabita is video artist and a health-tech-politics practitioner based in Johannesburg. Her work unearths the possibility of decolonial healing through the politics of technology

Usman Haque

SPEAKER

Trained as an architect, Usman has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and dozens of mass participation projects across the world

Pinar Yoldas

ARTIST

Pinar is a designer/artist/researcher. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through sound, video, drawing and architectural installation

Morehshin Allahyari

SPEAKER AND ARTIST

Morehshin is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives in the 21st century

Daniel Rourke

SPEAKER

In his work Daniel exploits speculative and science fiction in search of a radical ‘outside’ to the human(ities), including extensive research on the intersection between digital materiality, the arts, and posthumanism