Son[i]a #238 Zach Blas
- 01:37 Utopian plagiarism
- 04:22 Unthinkable moments
- 05:20 Contra-Internet: dildo-tectonics and paranodes
- 11:30 Disappearing into the world itself?
- 16:11 Opacity and identity
- 18:57 How to circulate the work: queer technologies
- 22:53 The prison house: capture and grammars of action
- 31:52 Pattern of life
Zach Blas draws on a series of sculptural, performative, audiovisual, and essay strategies and multiplies the subjects of his research in the form of teaching and writing, in an artistic practice in which contemporary security technologies collide with minority political demands.
His long-term projects respond to facial recognition biometrics, explore queer technological prototypes to dismantle age-old patriarchal and militarised narratives, and dispute the meteoric rise of the internet, understanding it as a surface on which the new capture strategies used by governments and corporations are, by definition, usually resolved. His work stakes out a prolific confluence zone between sci-fi speculation and urgent struggles, between denunciation and imagination.