18 Oct – 8 Nov 2015

Idiotic Code: On Resistant Usership

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The Side Room in collaboration with Future Ruins

Idiotic Code: On Resistant Usership:

The multi-disciplinary five-day seminar accompanying the (anti-) cybernetic steam bath C'hu, which opens at W139 from Friday 9 October until Saturday 7 November 2015.

What are our idiotic, failing and resistant processes and uses-usages of the body, of living-life, and their prostheses and (technological) extensions or software: from drugs, spiritual practices, ethno-botanical divination, steam bathing, physical exercise, intimacy, community or sexuality, to those technologies that are more commonly understood as technologies (a.k.a computing). How can we develop an ‘idiotic‘ code, which escapes the logics of a surveilling, controlling and disciplinary system? In what way can we practice a resistant use of identitarian technologies such as race, gender or sexuality? "How to un-think something you don't know you're thinking?" (Lisa Nakamura)

Our guests and contributors AND (Eva Weinmayr, Rosalie Schweiker), Maria Berrios, Marthe Van Dessel, Vinay Gupta, Immaterial Labour Union, Kat Jungnickel, Ryan Maguire, Nadya Peek, and Nick Srnicek will investigate various questions and dilemmas within the realm of usership's technological, cultural, political and personal limitations/potentials for deviance and resistance.



--- All Idiotic Code events are available via live stream. ---


Please support us through joining us for dinner on Sunday 18 October, Wednesday 21 October, Sunday 25 October, Saturday 7 November and Sunday 8 November 2015. Vegan meals will be provided by the wonderful chef Bad Acid Mama and cost € 5,-. Reservation is required via idiotic@future-ruins.org. Thank you!


Presentation by Nick Srnicek, remote live performance Ryan Maguire

Sunday 18 October 2015, from 4 PM

Presentation-meditation with Adrienne Maree Brown, Vinay Gupta and Renick Bell

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 8 PM

Presentation by Nadya Peek

Sunday 25 October 2015, 5 PM

Seminar with Maria Berrios

Not! Now! Technologies of Disappearance and Undocumentation
Saturday 7 November 2015, 1-4 PM
The Side Room / Butcher's Tears, Karperweg 45, 1075 LB Amsterdam

Workshop with Marthe Van Dessel, bolwerK

Resistive Ribbons
Saturday 7 November 2015, 5-8 PM
The Side Room / Butcher’s Tears, Karperweg 45, 1075 LB Amsterdam

Seminar with AND (Eva Weinmayr, Rosalie Schweiker)

Poached Eggs: Women as Poachers
Sunday, 8 November 2015, 3-5 PM
The Side Room / Butcher’s Tears, Karperweg 45, 1075 LB Amsterdam

Immaterial Labour Union

All day Saturday, 7 & Sunday 8 November 2015
The Side Room / Butcher’s Tears, Karperweg 45, 1075 LB Amsterdam



Passe-partout (All 7 events): € 20,-
Day pass (For both events on either Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 November at the Side Room): € 6,-
Ticket per event: € 4,-

If you want to make sure that you get a place for the events, you can make a reservation via idiotic@future-ruins.org and by transferring the amount to: C. Maciel De Carvalho, IBAN: NL31 ABNA 0590 2505 31, BIC: ABNANL2A. Please mention the date of the event you are making the reservation for in the subject line of your bank transfer, thank you!

Dinner: € 5,-, reservation is required via idiotic@future-ruins.org.


Idiotic Code: On Resistant Usership $$$:
Income: € 4.470,- Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (Project funding), € 1000,- Mondriaan Fund (Side Room), € 1600,- Fees organizers (in kind), € 1600,- Income from ticket and food sales.
Expenses: € 3750,- Fees participants, € 2000,- Travels, € 500,- Catering, € 200,- Materials, € 200,- Childcare, € 150,- Logistics, € 150,- Printing flyers & posters, € 200,- Website, live streaming & archive.



cae.carvalho@gmail.com or people@sideroom.org


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