This clip was presented as part of a lecture performance of Margarete Jahrmann enacted together with Marian Kaiser at the nGbK Berlin in January 2017. We introduced 10 events into the Technopolitics TIMELINE for their transmediale show "New Paradigms" at the NGBK (full program below) - and discuss its writing and reading.
Our 10 entries aimed to employ the TIMELINE as performative and fictional theory machine, rather than a representation of a definite media history. There was a sneak preview, brain wave readings, and wonderful conceptual food by Claudia Schötz and Hannes Bröcker/ Berlin.
"Interception does not mean, they catch your inner thoughts and feelings. It means, there is no inside."
We've all seen it in films. There is an interception risk. And a control issue. But when exactly did people come up with the idea that electromagnetic waves can record and control minds? Starting out from a technology that will probably have been invented and introduced by 2019 - brain wave recording and analysis over distance - we would like to follow its history. We will introduce 10 scenes, some film clips, a bit of theory and a lot of fiction at the intersections of inside and outside, brain and electricity, reason and society, culture and madness.
The film was based on a brainscan undertaken with Stefan Glasauer, a neuroscientist and artist, who realised the computational neuroscience translation of my brain data set, a film Shooting and editing with the Swiss French film maker Samuel Dématraz, sonifications by the mathematician M F Schreiber and the sound artist Olav Lervik, and a residency at the Berlin Institute ZfL, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin, whom I thank for being selected for a highly inspiring research residency on Aby Warburg Memnosyne at the former Verlagshaus Mosse/ ZFL Berlin in 2016.