A new piece with the LA Review of Books: Antiseptic Glass Streamthinks about Peloton, pandemic streaming, and the long technological fantasy of a disconnected, on-and-off intimacy.
“Minimalism, at least of this sort, has little to do with aesthetic preference, and everything to do with the ability to construct elaborate mechanisms by which human labor and lives can be folded away. A life of “nothingness” is one that only a few of us can afford.“
I will be speaking at MIT’s List Centre on May 19, as part of the exhibition An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art. The talk / discussion is titled Intimacy with Technology. See more info here, and RSVP here.
“Join List Visual Arts Center and Sun-ha Hong, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT in a discussion about the affective charge and the promise of objectivity surrounding the idea of raw data. As we move into an era of ambient and ubiquitous computing, Hong will discuss the intimate aspects of data to explore how we as humans engage in relationships with technologies—relationships which lead us to ask, ‘what is intimacy?’. In response to the List Center’s exhibition An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art Hong will delve into the mediated and aesthetic elements that objects assume.”