EVA Copenhagen 2018


The question of how the machine impacts and contextualizes artistic production and perception is the overall topic of the conference. Recent research on the impact of machines and technology on art places the machine in the centre of ‘ecologies’ (Fuller), ‘archaeologies’ (Parikka) and ‘aesthetics of interaction’ (Kwastek) pointing towards a ‘techno-ontology’ (Broeckmann).

However, the growing interest in describing the phenomenon of the ‘computer’ as the electronic machine has risked keeping both the computer and technology more broadly trapped within a logic in which technology appears as our transcendence from which we ‘cannot escape’ (Heidegger, Zizek).
Whereas the matter of technology should always be approached critically, the focus on machines as ‘digital’ and ‘electronic’ hides the alternative, experimental and different ontologies and materialities of the machine and the correspondingly different epistemologies they may operate in.

Throughout his writings, Bruno Latour, for instance, develops a thinking based on the notion of the ‘politics of things’, which may also give our relation to machines a less immaterial and semiological bias. How are the relationality and operationality of machines being negotiated into cultural and social ontologies? With this conference, we want to address the politics of machines and the ‘inescapable’ technological structures, as well as the critical infrastructures of artistic production in-between human and non-human agency. Where do experimental and artistic practices work beyond the human/non-human dualisms and into biological, hybrid, cybernetic, vibrant, uncanny, overly material, darkly ecological, critical, (etc.) machines?

The presenters at this conference are to take a fresh approach to the politics of the machine, and exemplify, analyze and/or contextualize alternative and experimental ontologies and epistemologies of art beyond dualisms.


The Charted Institute of IT

POM Copenhagen 2018 proceedings are published at the BCS British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute of IT (eWic platform).

POM Copenhagen 2018 “Art and After” has a standalone website including all the details of the 1st edition of the conference.


Based on a call for topics

for track details please visit POM Copenhagen 2018 standalone website.

Track 01

Emotional Machines

Track 02


Track 03

Religion, Technology, and Art

Track 04

Algorithms and Intelligence in Art After Aesthetics

Track 05

Machines of Atmospheres

Track 06

Wet Machines

Track 07

Robots in art

Track 08

Returns of the machine

Track 09

Societies, Platforms, Institutions…

Track 10

Sonic Machines


General Chairs

Morten Søndergaard (AAU)
Laura Beloff (ITU)


Jacob Wamberg (Aarhus AU)
Gunhild Borggren (Copenhagen KU)
Rasmus Vestergaard (DIAS)
Majken Overgaard (CATCH)

Eva-Chair / International Correspondent:
Jon Weinel (AAU)

Thematic Chairs

Cathrine Hedager
Ostenfeld Kamper
Camilla Jaller
Dehlia Hannah
Dew Harrison
Hanna Husberg
Ken Rinaldo
Lasse Scherffig
Nora S. Vaage
Sarah Iles Johnston
Stina Hasse Jørgensen
Luz María Sánchez Cardona
André Mintz

PhD Chairs

David Kadish (ITU)
Jonas Jørgensen (ITU)
Rosemary Lee (ITU)

Exhibition Chairs

Sebastian Bülow (AAU)
Morten Søndergaard (AAU)
Laura Beloff (ITU)


Abstracts | Biographies

for participants’ details please visit POM Copenhagen 2018 standalone website.