Topic: Capitalism

Opening reception of "Reconfiguring the meme machine" by Bianca Tainsh at SomoS Arts, Berlin showing the Australian artists conducting a ritual; reading a text while a group of overall-clad young disciples stands by more or less patiently.

Reconfiguring the Meme Machine

Reconfiguring the Meme Machine consists of a series of workshops and rituals conducted by Australian artist Bianca Tainsh during the month of September as she concludes her artist residency at SomoS in Berlin, Germany. The project, which aims to “reverse the tide on mass consumerism” by engineering a “Memetic Virus” – a concept that jumps […]

The Beholder

Within “The Beholder” group exhibition, organized in conjunction with the acclaimed PornFilmFestival Berlin, SomoS Art House presents performative projects and ephemeral installations as critical responses to the notions of erotic fantasy, consumption of images, and the spectatorship and voyeurism of sexuality in our mediated society. “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder” is a […]

Pedro Bustamante – Sacrificial Rituals in Capitalist Religion

A video-supported lecture in by artist/activist/theoretician Pedro Bustamante (PHD candidate, Superior Technical School of Architecture, Madrid) as part of SomoS’ Unclean project. The theme “Uncleanliness” is of great interest to Pedro Bustamante. He thinks that it needs to be discussed in the broader phenomenon of the sacrifices or the “scapegoat mechanism” as René Girard put […]