2020

Die Digital Festival Dussledorf

Play4usnow

Performance, Installation, Happening

Play4usnow was the third installament of the ‘cybopticon series’. This project deals with ‘data domination’.

artists esben holk and stephanie ballantine and internet activist and artist lena chen are interested in the topic of sex work and the commodification of intimacy and identity in the digital age.
"dominatrix, cam models, and submissives unite in play4usnow, a multiplayer game with a unique price of entry: their privacy. meet real-life sex workers who explore dating as a mode of domination and submission, while you - the player - fuel your desires with their information, attention, and quid pro quo. navigate sexy pop-ups and captchas to find the secret entrance to a password-encrypted digital dungeon. surrender to the control of targeted algorithms, social media conditioning, and hypnotizing gifs. play4usnow holds a mirror up to the digitization of identity and holds you as a hostage until you reveal your thoughts, emotions, and secrets. indulge in the hot new fetish that will change your relationship to technology, sex, and capital. the durational performance runs from october 21 to november 4 - online and also at weltkunstzimmer starting 10/30.
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2019

FK-Galerie Part of Project Space Festival Berlin

Sync, Psych, Self (sic): The Performance Event

Curation Performance, Installation, Happening


Artists Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Lena Chen, Esben Holk, Stephanie Ballantine, Voin de Voin & Delaine Le Bas examine “The Self Portrait” through a 10-hour performance happening, deconstructing modes of self-portrait creation as well as approaching our collective understanding of the concept.

Self psych sync (sic) is a politically motivated event series examining the potentially therapeutic place of the self portrait. At FK-Galerie we have in the past used durational performance and digital apparatus as a way to reflect on artistic motivations, projections and processes, particularly the non-commercial heritage and ideology of performance art.