Making Trans*lucent/ EnCountering Categorisation

  • with MELT
  • (2019)

In this performative lecture we will explore how our embodiments can melt categories, matters, and en / counter algorithmic and other classifications. Through melting, making trans - lucent and sharing we aim to warmly critique current modes of governance. Exploring the political dimension of classification as it interacts with trans - gender and GNC bodies, our contribution will uphold artists, designers and coders working on computational objects, games and methodologies that make power relations leaky and categories permeable. We will look at leaking and permeability, not opposed to, but as core practices embedded into computation, and play with distributed agencies and actants within the room.