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Resist Like Bacteria Encounter - Taiwan Art Biennial and Videosonica 2022

This project opens a non-disciplinary conversation between activists, biologists, hacker communities, artists and everyone interested in co-creating other possible future communication systems. Besides the umbrella-antenna as a tool, the question and the processes around autonomous communication networks are still open for us. Together with those joining the conversation, the community continues developing the possibilities for p2p, encrypted, decentralized and federated communication technologies, creating a biofilm itself that amplifies and enhances the connection of diverse communities worldwide.


Robert Schnüll | Medienhaus/ and feasibility of (Germany)


Twitter: @medienhaus_


Robert Schnüll researches and teaches at the Berlin University of the Arts with the focus on the demystification of capitalist information technologies. Together with his team of the ‘medienhaus/ project’ they are prototyping open-source, decentralized and federated networks as a self-hosted alternative to platform economies. They are collaborating with universities, groups, activists and NGO’s to work towards an attributable web.


Juan Diego Rivera - Mutante | Suratómica Network for Creation - Art and Science (Colombia)

Mutante is an in-disciplinary creation and experimentation laboratory that was initiated in Bogotá in 2012. Our creative work, open, collaborative and communitarian based, explores the possibilities of hybridization of new bio and digital media, through alternative processes and organization ways that are alive, adaptive, mutant, and interspecies. We open encounter spaces, workshops, and creative laboratories to promote and enable collaboration at different scales. From them, among many others, emerged our work together with the microbiology and biotechnology laboratory CorpoGen. Currently, connected to the Suratómica Network for Creation - Art and Science, co-created together with Cuántico and ORIGIN in 2019, we explore new narratives, politics, relations, or understandings of the Living that allow us to create other possible worlds and coexistences between organic/digital living entities, or even more, indeterminate ones.


Eric Siu | "Be Water by Hong Kongers" and the current situation. (Hong Kong)


Eric Siu is a Tokyo-based Hong Kong new media artist and creative director who is interested in device art, interactive art, kinetics, installation, video and animation. In the recent years, he has been putting his creative efforts on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.


Puerto Resistencia | An idea of dignity in action. (Colombia)

IG: @puertoresistenciacali

We gather around the social outbreak. We have stood firm as PR ever since.

We move around from the protest to the proposal. Our conviction is to fight for social justice. Sheltered by our Monument of Resistance we maintain our firmness, conviction and fight, with honor and as a homage to those who gave everything for this idea, even their lives.


T.H. Schee | Open Knowledge (Taiwan)


Twitter: @scheeinfo

T.H. Schee is a digital veteran with twenty more years of experience in the private and NGO sectors. He was a founding member of #WhatCivilDefense and provided his expertise on digital crisis response to various organizations. He has served as an adviser to government agencies and the city of Taipei (2016–18) and is a volunteer lifeguard and a certified first responder. For the workshop, he intends to lay out a conceptual framework for understanding what it takes to achieve communication resilience on the personal level.


Pellaeon Lin | Civil Society Cyber Shield (Taiwan)


Pellaeon is a member of the Civil Society Cyber Shield (CSCS) volunteer group. CSCS is formed by cybersecurity professionals who contribute their skills in their free time. CSCS provides cybersecurity services including training, device health checks, consultation, and incident response to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). CSCS provides CSOs with the latest tools and skills to protect their digital safety, allowing them to continue their work safely using digital technologies.


Tatiana Avendaño y Jacobo Nájera | “Guide to continue communicating in the face of internet blockages”

Tatiana Avendaño

(Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia 1982)

Philosopher (Javeriana University) and interdisciplinary Master of Theater and Live Arts (National University of Colombia). She began her work as a cultural manager, organizing raves and open culture encounters in institutions and independent spaces, from where she has consolidated her identification with transhackfeminism. Being part of spaces such as the open and free Bogotrax festival, in the local area of ​​Bogotá, and the encounter of media laboratories labSurlab, in the Latin American area, confirms her proximity to collaborative work and her interest in exploring political and creative uses of technologies.

Jacobo Nájera

Technologist and human rights researcher and contributor to The Tor Project. He has contributed with research to the Free Software Foundation, Wikimedia, UNAM, and the Stratosphere IPS laboratory of the Czech Technical University. He was awarded the 2019 Gabo journalism award, in the innovation category.


Jung Hsu l (Taiwan)

Jung Hsu, researcher and new media artist based in Berlin. She attempts to combine interdisciplinary knowledge with artistic research to create heterogeneous encounters. In her process, she responds to the current social situation with multiple perspectives and uses metaphorical objects to create a speculative scenario. Her recent work has focused on micro-biopolitics and crypto-guilt.


Natalia Rivera - Mutante | (Bogotá)

Natalia Rivera, artist of emergent-media currently exploring the possibilities of digital technologies as inter living-entities mutual aid media. In the context of indeterminate/queer knowledge creation, their processes are indisciplinary, open, collective, collaborative and communitarian, through the Mutante laboratory (Bogotá) and the global Suratómica Network for creation - art and science.


10th of November

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Col GMT-5)

Auditorio del Banco de la República

Cali, Colombia

10:30 - 11:00 Tech test - - - - -

11:00 - 11:15 Jung Hsu & Natalia Rivera | [Hybrid - In person and online]

11:15 - 11:30 Eric Siu | Be Water by Hongkongers [Online]

11:30 - 11:45 Q&A - For Jung and Eric (Due to time difference)

11:45 - 12:00 Puerto Resistencia | An idea of dignity in action [In person]

12:00 - 12:15 Robert Schnüll | Medienhaus/ [Online]

12:15 - 12:30 Juan Diego Rivera - Mutante | Suratómica Network for Creation - Art and Science [In person]

12:30 - 12:45 T.H. Schee | #WhatCivilDefense - Resilient communication [Video]

12:45 - 1:00 Tatiana Avendaño and Jacobo Nájera | Guide to continue communicating in the face of internet blockages [Virtual]

1:00 - 2:00 Open discussion


11th of November

13:30 - 16:30 (Tw GMT+8)

Taiwan Art Biennial 2022


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