Terra X a performance that takes a critical look at “Holochain”; a cryptocurrency that generates its added value from digital social interaction. Bruckner examines the currency as a potential breeding ground and asks questions about the increasing capitalisation of relationality in the age of surveillance capitalism. With the so-called “Holochain Body Contract”, the piece designs a contract for the democratic functioning of the community and discusses methods of polymorphous and reciprocal exchange, with concepts of care, affection and crypto-solidarity being central.
Duration: 30 min.
Artist: Johanna Bruckner
Text: Johanna Bruckner
Performer: Elvan Tekin
Sound: Ruth Bruckner
Production: Eigen + Art Lab, Kunsthalle Exnergase, Frederike Sperling, Nora Swantje-Almes
Research/Concept: Johanna Bruckner
Funding and/or cooperation: Produced in cooperation with Galerie EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin (2018) and Kunsthalle Exnergasse (2021).
Johanna Bruckner (*born in Vienna in 1984) is an internationally exhibited artist. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, MAXXI, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, ICA, Institute for Contemporary Art, Milano, among many others. She was a Visual Arts Fellow at the Istituto Svizzero in Rom, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, the Banff Center for Visual Arts in Canada, and at the Jan Van Eyck Academie. She received the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award in 2022, the re:humanism Prize & Artificial intelligence in 2021, and the recognition Award for Fine Arts of Lower Austria, 2020. Her work relates to ideas of networks and ecologies of trust and care and emphasizes on imagination as a central instrument for new temporalities. She conceives of the hybridization of the nonhuman and human is a starting point for the indeterminacy and queerness of being.