Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lecture Performance, 2018
Metahaven are an acclaimed artist and design collective known for their films, installations, and writings. With their conceptual and political practice, Metahaven provoke critical new imaginaries, such as with the publication Uncorporate Identity (2010), which traces the connections between corporate and nationalist identities. In recent years, the duo has moved towards filmmaking that is often situated between documentary and fiction. Not only describing but evoking the atmosphere and sensations defining our contemporary moment, Metahaven have captured social, political, and economic actualities in their visually striking and incisive essayistic collages. On the occasion of AB6, Metahaven present the newly composed lecture performance titled Lecture Performance. Drawing on poetry and fiction merged with investigative journalism, Metahaven scrutinize the personalized space offered by corporations, infiltrated by government agencies, the seduction of fake news, and users’ obsession with their own image in the myriad of interfaces that surpass our reality today.