Guillem Sarria Verdu
SANKT INTERFACE 2017
This year’s event includes the keynote “The Imperial Interface Industry and its UTOPIA” by Christian Ulrik Andersen, Associate Professor at Aarhus University (Digital Design and Information Studies). Inspired by network and software culture his research addresses the intersection between software and cultural performativity. In this talk he returns to the history of critical interface design in the 1980s and 90s – from Scandinavian design’s collaboration with workers’ unions (the UTOPIA project) to tactical media and Internet culture. The intention is to reflect on what can be learned from these traditions, and how to repurpose their insights and techniques today.
But also Sankt Interface 2017 includes the intriguing art performance “The Geek Chefs”, a television cooking life show, starring the ecclectic artist duo gula gula. On this occasionn, the show is gula gula’s television debut, it will be noted for the presenters “espainsterreichish” dialect and relaxed style, and its use of jumpy, experimentally risky playful skills. Their Menu for Sankt Interface: Raspberry Pie, Floppy Schnitzel & Gebackene Mäuse