On Mobile Telephony (2002-2010)

 

This artistic research project is relating to phenomena and communicative structures of and around mobile telephony and new subjectivities in new mobilities and networked thinking. In this project, I saw the mobile phone as a pivotal point between questions of labour, capitalism, and politics. I attempted to unfold these issues from one of the most familiar everyday objects and acts. It was initiated as my doctoral research project in Philosophy in Arts at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University (2002–2007), supervised by Prof. Sarat Maharaj. During this research, I curated three international exhibitions with accompanying workshops and symposia on the topic of mobile telephony. Each venue included more than fifteen artists, scientists and people in the mobile phone industry from Scandinavian countries, Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand (Malmö 2003, Bangkok 2005, Lund 2006). From the actual results that I gained, I developed a full dissertation, titled “The Construction of New Subjectivities in the Age of Mobile Telephony” and another complex of the mobile phone exhibition, World in Your Hand, shown at Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (2010).