QUANTIFY WHOLEHEARTEDLY

@ Constant

rue du Fortstraat 5, 1060 Saint-Gilles / Sint-Gillis

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In a world where digital practices are omnipresent, everything is measurable, including the number of steps we make, the amount of water we drink daily or even one’s level of happiness. Self-quantification inhabits everyday practices. It becomes a game in which our body is envisioned as a set of numbers and charts that suppose to coach us towards a "better life".

Self-quantification is at the origin of forms of body representations that blur the boundaries between what is considered to be direct social control (measuring and quantification) and other forms of spectacle where bodies are constrained in aesthetic modelled forms and visualised as charts.

This project was launched within the Brussels’ women and free software group Samedies to explore the differences between community health support groups and commercial social networks organised by the corporations that develop self tracking applications. Participants in Samedies developed their own interfaces and tools and came up with a series of small games that propose a different approach, both feminist and collective.

Come to the opening on Thursday 8 June 2017 from 18:00 and follow up the different workshops to discover more about it !

Workshops :
17/06/2017 17:00 - 20:00 : Presentation of Samedies, a Brussels-based women and free software working group
07/07/2017 15:00 - 19:00 : City Walks and feminist self-quantification

Research & development : Samedies
Installation : Natacha Roussel

With the support of : DICRéAM, Service public francophone bruxellois, Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Dienst Nederlandstalige aangelegenheden Gemeente Sint-Gillis

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