[NetBehaviour] [event] Upsetting Settings - XPUB Gradshow 2019 + Workshops 12-13.07.2019

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Fri Jul 5 12:44:18 CEST 2019

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XPUB Gradshow 2019
WORM, UBIK, S/ASH GA\\ERY (Rotterdam, NL)
Boomgaardsstraat 71 Rotterdam


Upsetting Settings presents graduation projects initiated by Alexander 
Roidl, Alice Strete, Angeliki Diakrousi, Joca van der Horst, Natasha 
Berting, and Zalán Szakács. The concept of this exhibition arises from 
the idea of the default setting, a situation in which a specific mode of 
interaction is selected automatically, pre-configured to work out of the 
box without the need to tinker with its underlying apparatus. Every 
system comes with default settings predefined by its creators, and most 
of the time, these settings remain unchanged by us, the users of such 
systems. These defaults do not represent our needs but are possibly the 
materialisation of biases from the system's makers, from corporate or 
political interests, from a society at large. The projects engage with 
the concept of default modes and propose interventions in their core 
structure/source/root so as to start thinking collectively about better 
places from which to begin. You are invited to become root users, active 
listeners, smart speakers, intentional eaters, counter trolls, sensorial 


12/07 FRIDAY


19:00-22:40 - Presentations
22:40-02:00 - Drinks + DJ Naam



11:00-12:00 MEAL REPLACEMENTS 101 – Alice Strete
Location: UBIK
FREE screening/discussion, max 10 participants, no RSVP necessary

12:00-13:00 INSTANT WARNET WORKSHOP – Natasha Berting
Location: UBIK
FREE workshop, max 8 participants, no RSVP necessary

13:00-14:00 AMPLIFY ANGRY VOICES – Angeliki Diakrousi
Location: Slash Gallery and surrounding area
FREE workshop, max 10 participants, no RSVP necessary

13:30-14:00 EIGENGRAU – Zalan Szakacs
Location: UBIK
FREE performance, no RSVP necessary


Upsetting settings results from a year of research done at the 
Experimental Publishing (XPUB) master in Fine Art and Design program of 
the Piet Zwart Institute. XPUB is a two-year course that prepares 
students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices 
within the fast changing field of art, design and cultural production. 
More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and 
creating publics in the age of post-digital networks.  XPUB’s interests 
in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry 
and participation into the technological frameworks, political context 
and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, 
how these are, or can be, used to create publics. 


Grad projects overview: https://project.xpub.nl
Full programme: https://project.xpub.nl/README19.NFO
Poster generator: https://project.xpub.nl/2019/postergenerator/
XPUB: http://www.pzwart.nl/experimental-publishing/




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