Alchorisma alludes to the relationships between algorithms, charisma, rhythm, alchemy and karma. It looks at integrating cosmogenetic views with the charisma surrounding technology, at ways to infect existing algorithmic models with ideologies that acknowledge the importance of co-existence with non-human entities.
The Alchorisma worksession took place from 2nd – 8 December 2018 at Z33, House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium, and has been organised by Constant.
from the constant platform…
Constant is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels since 1997 and active in the fields of art, media and technology.
Constant develops, investigates, supports and experiments.
Constant learns from/ engages with/ practices from within feminisms. Constant is inspired by the principles of copyleft, Free/Libre + Open Source Software while formulating its own critic towards it. Constant loves collective, digital, artistic and thoughtful practices. Constant organises transdisciplinary, open-ended worksessions.
In the span of 10 intensive days, we sourced collected and discussed out own ideas and experimented with the surrounding influences, and the outcome of the worksession ranged from performances, talks, posters, text and programs.
In an effort to infuse algorithms with human and non-human agency, Maeva Borg designed a program that generates an infinite scroll of spells. The device was used by me and Maeva to create the protocol for SPELLCASTER, a multimedia perfomance.
We scripted the performance with the infinite scrolling device and gathered the collective to utter words and perform actions together.
Alchorisma then evolved into a network and it was two years after that we compiled the fruits of this network into a website.
I have authored four works for the platform: An interview with Fabianne Borges, a brasilian Academic that coined the term Tecnoshamanism and started orchestrating the Brasilian iteration of this network; A text co-created alongside the russian philosopher Artyom Kolganov called “Feedback loops, temporal shifts” as well as the illustrations for the text; a photoreportage called “Exil” that investigates the paralells between the bodies of threes and humans; illustration for the performance piece ‘i lost my training of thought’ by Adva Zakai and Femke Snelting.