In his lecture performance, Tobias Revell will address contemporary and historical relationships between magic and technology. With the proliferation of smart, seemingly intelligent and autonomous devices, we are introduced to new types of relationships and mediations that are often shrouded in technical and political mystery. Tobias’ work looks at unpacking and examining these relationships and the way they utilise myth, magic and the monstrous to help us culturally assimilate complex and wicked concepts.
In Artefact: The Act of Magic, Tobias Revell presents The Finite State Fantasia, an immersive installation visualizing the space mapping behaviour of an intelligent, but invisible, machine. The Finite State Fantasia is this year’s STUK - KU Leuven co-production, with the support of STRP.
Tobias Revell (UK)
Tobias Revell is a British artist and designer whose work centers on critical engagement with contemporary technopolitics. In his artistic practice he works across film, mixed media and images while producing supporting theoretical work in the forms of lectures, essays and papers. His most recent works focus on the relations between mythology, magic and current technologies. He is Senior Lecturer in Critical and Digital Design at the London College of Communication and has visiting positions at several institution. He is undertaking a PhD in the Design Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is a founding member of research consultancy Strange Telemetry. Tobias Revell is based in London.