Panel: Secure Insecurity
The obsession of security. What is the basis of security? Its absence. Nothing needs to be secured, except the security itself. Security is a fundamental principle of state and main criterion of political legitimization. Security vs. discipline and law as instruments of governance. On one side we have hard power structure based on discipline, differentiation and blockade, isolating power and closing the territories and the second side: security policy associated with globalization, intervening and controlling processes associated with liberalism because of security measures may work in the context of movement of persons and goods. The division proposed by Foucault and Agamben on the hard law and the dynamic activities of the security policy is an artificial assumption. These two areas are closely related, complementary and provide a medium for example laws can be quickly changed by power elite, or processes related to the commodification of human life forcing changes in security policy. The increasing dynamism and complexity of social space and violent forms of bio-capital make this model of thinking is inadequate. Bio-exchange. The idea of “life” is considered to be included in the domain of technology, both for economic profits and for security reasons. Meta-capital. Everything is partially interchangeable, as everything is connected. Life becomes a currency of the code. The code provides for trade, works as a social marker, as a new form of capital. We are seeing an increasing runway where we can no longer talk about the control of the phenomena that is so rapidly increasing complexity of the problems that becomes almost uncomputable. The terrorist act is a knot in which a large number of social processes intersects and explode . It is a kind of critical point in which the social combinatorial explosion emerge. This is not recursively describable phenomenon. Panic simulation and disintegrated social spectacle causes, that terror becomes the interest of the modern state. Disinformation and secrecy. The difference between the open and the secret implies a hierarchy, the first rule of power. On this difference, the structures called the state are being built. Security state is an engine of violence. Acts of terror and disaster are the lifeblood of political action. That is why they are provoked and stimulated by the power elite. Security require constant reference to the state of emergency. The quest for security leads to a global worldwide war. You have to change this state of things: reject the concept of security as a fundamental principle of state policy and test new models / constellations of power. The task of politics is understand of conditions that lead to terror and destruction, rather than control these phenomena, as already occurred.
- Robert B. Lisek is an artist and mathematician who focuses on systems and processes (computer, biological and social), draws upon conceptual art, radical art strategies, hacktivism, bioart, software art and artificial intelligence his work defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI and bioinformatics. He explores the relationship between bio-molecular technology, code and issues arising from network technologies. In the project Das Gespenst the artist represented the self-replicating behavior of new original bacteria in order to draw out its wider bio-political significance in an imagined scenario of bioterrorism attack of Warsaw. Lisek is also researching problems of security and privacy in networked societies. He build NEST – Citizens Intelligent Agency, advanced software for searching hidden patterns and links between people, groups, events, objects and places. Lisek is also a scientist focused on the complexity, graph and order theory. Lisek is a founder of IRSA, FRL and ACCESS art symposium. Author of many exhibitions and actions, among others: NGRU – FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST – ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float – DMAC Harvestworks and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI – Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes – Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine – National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex – Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXT– ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya; SSSpear –17th Meridian, WRO Center, Wroclaw. fundamental.art.pl lisek.art.pl/gespenst.html youtube.com/watch?v=iy7pXcRtowQ
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