The Cyberpunk and Capitalist Realism Study Group is a multi-disciplinary group of academics, students, activists, artists and musicians instigated by Carmen Schmöl at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Their goal is to examine the cultural significance of cyberpunk by paying special attention to the entanglement of space and identities in the sphere of postmodernism and capitalist realism. Three members of the group attend the Titanik A.i.R. programme during February 2020.
Allison Wendt, USA. Berlin based artist working across various media, research and performance. Past work has dealt with the legacy of racism in contemporary America, autonomous art communities and the politics surrounding DIY noise music in Indonesia.
Emmanuel Pidré, Argentina. Artist working in sculpture and installation, based in Berlin where they are also studying Fine Arts at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule. Pidré’s work challenges the audience to acknowledge structures and perceptions around individual subjectivity.
Camila Roriz, Brazil. Multimedia artist working in both physical and digital realms. One of her main interests is exploring how technology can be a visual translator of physical experiments. Inspired by scholars and sci-fi writers like Donna Haraway and Octavia Butler, her practice oscillates from painting to 3D and VR scenarios where she creates different characters and new worlds.