Kooperation Elevate


01/03/2020 to 11/03/2020


Sonntag, 1.3.2020: 17:00 - 19:00 Uhr

Dienstag - Freitag, 14.00 - 19.00 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Finissage:  Mittwoch, 11.3., 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr


Sunday, 1. March 2020 - 17:00



Nayantara Ranganathan (IND) und Manuel Beltrán (ES) formulieren mit ihrem Projekt PERSUASION LAB ( ein provokantes Statement:

"Politische Subjektivität wird hergestellt, kommerzialisiert und verkauft. Was bedeutet das für politische Partizipation?"

In Kooperation mit dem Elevate Festival präsentiert das esc medien kunst labor vom 1. März bis 11. März eine neue Installation der beiden Kunstschaffenden, die sich mit den Ideen von auseinandersetzt.

Das PERSUASION LAB ( bietet eine Infrastruktur, um die Funktionsweise von politischer und kommerzieller Werbung auf FACEBOOK Inc. offenzulegen und zu hinterfragen.

The lab runs and maintains a many-tentacled machine that collects political advertising data and feeds it to units that process this data under different conditions to offer varying degrees of engagement with the phenomenon of political advertising.

Using narratives about the climate as a touchstone in its first chapter, the Persuasion Lab invites you to investigate how corporate infrastructures of marketing are shaping public opinion and political agendas. Participants can also bring their own data sample and test which narratives they are subject to, as well as which narratives they are excluded from seeing.

From people mobilizing for action about the climate crisis to companies selling “green investments,” landing a space in people’s newsfeeds has become indispensable for both people selling ideas as well as people selling products. Narratives about an issue like the climate are exemplary in allowing us to witness the blurring of lines between politics and commerce. The Lab creates an infrastructure in space through which the action of collecting political advertisement data from a hostile entity, as well as the revelations and silences of this data is made legible through narratives about the climate. questions the foreclosure of access to political advertising information. The project collects records of political ads on Facebook and Instagram and creates interfaces for their use to provide the opportunity to explore them more closely. With, country-specific contextual themes and political strategies as well as questions on the infrastructures of persuasion through the use of personal data can be examined.

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This residency and installation is part of Re-Imagine Europe.