RED FOREST presents Oleksiy Radynski: Is Data the New Gas?

Thu Nov 25 2021 at 06:00 pm

Museum of Impossible Forms | Helsinki

Museum of Impossible Forms
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RED FOREST presents Oleksiy Radynski: Is Data the New Gas?
RED FOREST presents Oleksiy Radynski: Is Data the New Gas?
Screening and conversation with Oleksiy Radynski and David Muñoz Alcántara.
Thursday November 25th, 2021
From 18:00 to 20:00
Museum of Impossible Forms is delighted to collaborate with RED FOREST for a series of lectures, conversations and screenings during 2021 -2022. The second event centers on the work of filmmaker and writer Oleksiy Radynski.
The screening and talk are an attempt to look the evasive substance of fossil fuels, particularly natural gas, by looking at equally evasive field of data, cybernetic science, and social imagination informed by their entanglements – both during the Cold War as well as during our current geopolitical moment of its reenactment. The evening will include the screening of Data Is the New Gas, a video work-in-progress that accompanies Radynski’s essay on extractivism and datafication, a conversation with David Muñoz Alcántara, and a screening of the short documentary The Film of Kyiv. Episode One (2018).
Oleksiy Radynski is a filmmaker and writer based in Kyiv. His award-winning short films have been screened at film festivals including Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Docudays IFF, Artdocfest, Odesa IFF, Watch Docs, Molodist IFF, as well as at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), e-flux (New York), S A V V Y Contemporary (Berlin), International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York) and other venues. His texts have been published in Proxy Politics: Power and Subversion in a Networked Age (Archive Books, 2017), Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and East Europe: A Critical Anthology (MoMA, 2018), Being Together Precedes Being (Archive Books, 2019) and in e-flux journal. He gave talks and presentations at Berlinale Forum Expanded, Museum of Modern Art (New York), Shtab (Bishkek), Stroom Den Haag, and Architectural Association (London). After graduating from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, he studied at Home Workspace Program (Ashkal Alwan, Beirut). Radynski is a participant of Red Forest, a collective that works on the intersections of research, art, political imagination, and social actions. He was a 2019-2020 BAK Fellow at basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. In 2020, he convened War and Cinema, a cycle of artist films for e-flux Video and Film.
RED FOREST is a collective that grounds together research, art, political imagination, and social actions thriving for transformative justice and ecological reparations. In 2021 they initiated a pan-continental research focusing on the intersections between contemporary extractivism and datification processes. Red Forest assembles and organises their work with infrastructures of collective reciprocity and interdependency as actual potentiality. Their research contributes to the theoretical framework of Energetic Materialism to conceptualise urgent cultural and social processes in the defence of life and the construction of pluriversal futures in dignified flux.
Red Forest is mobilized by David Muñoz Alcántara, Diana McCarty, Mijke van der Drift and Oleksiy Radynski, after their collective practices collided during a 2019-2020 BAK Fellowship in Utrecht. It unfolds as a growing constellation of artists, activists, researchers, media producers, filmmakers,philosophers, educators and time travellers realizing interdisciplinary projects.
Red Forest current research project Energetic Materialism Laboratory is done with the support of the Kone Foundation.

Museum of Impossible Forms is a cultural centre located in Kontula, East Helsinki, and the coming together of communities of art and cultural workers who believe in the need for building anticolonial, antipatriarchal, and non-fascist commitments and futures.
Museum of Impossible Forms is accessible by lift with thresholds up to 4cm on the way. The toilet has no thresholds but is not spacious enough to meet accessibility standards. The nearest accessible toilet is located at Kontula metro station.
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Museum of Impossible Forms, Keinulaudankuja 4 E, Helsinki, Finland

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