D-Rail – Take me through the city (The Dynamic City Foundation (DCF))
VR goggles, the Dynamic City Foundation takes you on a ride through
Beijing in 2020 on the D-rail; a hybrid form of high-speed pedestrian
orientated mass transportation developed to curb Beijing's increasing
struggle with congestion. The system combines travelators (flat
escalators) with the Maglev (magnetic train) technology. In this
innovative concept the trains never stop, so you never have to wait.
There are no stations. Commuters can get on board at any point on the
continuous loop around the 3rd and 4th Ring Roads of Beijing.
This infrastructural insertion is an integrated part of a masterplan for
Beijing. At the heart of the plan is a new center for the city of
Beijing in 2020 developed by the DCF.
Location: V2_Building, entrance Witte de Withstraat, immediately to the left after the entrance.
Disappeared in America (Visible Collective/Naeem Mohaiemen)
Visible Collective/Naeem Mohaiemen work on projects that look at
hyphenated identities and security panic. The majority of detainees in
recent paranoia times are from the invisible underclass - shadow
citizens who drive taxis, deliver food, clean tables, and sell fruit,
coffee, and newspapers. The only time we "see" them is when we glance at
the license in the taxi partition, or the vendor ID card. When
detained, they cease to exist in the consciousness. The project
“Disappeared in America” uses art in a museum space to deconstruct the
current climate of Islamophobia.
Location: V2_Building, entrance Witte de Withstraat, in the entrance corridor on the left.
Media Bombs (Todd Matsumoto)
Media Bombs likens the beginning broadcasts of the Iraq War to actually
being in a battle situation. In which ways should we begin the think
about media as actual weaponry? What kind of view of the battlefield
would we see if we did consider media as a part of planned warfare, as a
weapon, or as media bombs?
Location: V2_Building, in V2_Studio immediately on the right-hand wall.
with Yan Ting Yuen and Jonas Vorwerk
To contribute to transparency and an open discourse on censorship
customs in China, greatfirewallofchina.org keeps track of which and how
many websites are being blocked for internet users in China. The site
allows you to open any URL via a server in China and check whether it
is blocked to the users there.
Location: V2_Building, entrance Witte de Withstraat, in the entrance corridor on the right.