Who Are the Ambience Factory? Neoliberalism and the Commoditisation of Anxiety

Location
Muirhead Tower Room 415
Category
Social Sciences
Dates
Wednesday 21st March 2018 (14:00-17:00)
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Artists Sophie Huckfield and Sophie Bullock are currently working with the Contemporary Philosophy of Technology Research group to create a new art work which explores our emotional relationship to technology and the commodification of anxiety.

We invite you to join us for an artist led seminar, exploring the tropes and ideologies behind Neoliberalism. The seminar will be a space for an open dialogue, alongside work on creative activities in which we will explore ideas around labour practices, accelerationism, exhaustion, anxiety, mindfulness and the implementation of technology as a 'quick fix' to our emotional state.

Event organised by CPTRG, Sophie Huckfield and Sophie Bullock

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About the artists

Sophie Huckfield is an artist based in Brimingham, with an artistic and engineering practice seeking to understand the emotional, bodily and ancestral relationship we have to labour. Sophie Bullock is an artist based in Manchester who works with physically engaging digital technologies and play as political act. The collaboration is the beginning of a series of events which explores our emotional relationship to technology and labour and the commodification of anxiety.