Tangible Cloud

Tangible Cloud gathered thirty people from different backgrounds (artists, designers, philosophers, economists, etc.) in two worksessions, which took place in May and June 2022 in Brussels. Together, they tried to imagine, through artistic practices, counter-narratives to the mainstream vision of digital: cloud computing.

A set of interviews was conducted with all participants in December 2023, follwing the worksessions, and a resitution of all the production was set in March 2023, at the KBK Gallery in Brussels.

This project was supported by ÉSA Le 75 and FRArt. It was initiated by Alex Leray, Antoine Gelgon, Romain Marula and Marianne Plano.

Counter-Narratives Worksession 18 - 21 May 2022 Green Fabric


Worksession 18 - 21 May 2022 Green Fabric

Femke Snelting, Sofia Boschat-Thorez, Brendan Howell performing an Infrable, Counter-Narratives, May 2022.

Wednesday 18th May
10.00 Welcome
10.30 Presentation Introduction Tangible Cloud Team
11.00 Lecture Cloud Computing as Infrastructure Seda Gürses
12.30 Lunch Baptiste Tosi + Léonard Mabille
14.00 Presentation Introducing Infrables Seda Gürses + Femke Snelting (TITiPI)
16.30 Presentation Re-Used Infrastructure Dennis de Bel
16.50 Presentation Artistic Operating Systems + Digital Slöjd Brendan Howell
17.20 Presentation Contingent Librarian Simon Browne
18.00 End of the day
Thursday 19th May
9.00 Welcome
9.30 Presentation Life-cycle assessment as the structure Benjamin Gaulon
13.00 Lunch Baptiste Tosi + Léonard Mabille
14.00 Workshop From Appropriate technology to Permacomputing: An Executable Glossary of Counternarratives and Practices Marloes de Valk
18.00 End of the day
Friday 20th May
9.00 Welcome
9.30 Lecture Parer à l’imprésentable Adrien Payet
10.30 Presentation Mining the Cloud Sofia Boschat-Thorez
11.00 Presentation Impacts environnementaux du numérique Thomas Thibault
11.45 Workshop Métaphores visuelles et enjeux de matérialité Thomas Thibault
13.00 Lunch Baptiste Tosi + Léonard Mabille
14.00 Group making + Tinkering
18.00 End of the day
Sunday 21st May
9.00 Welcome
9.30 Restitution
10.30 Workshop Infrables: writing/performing Seda Gürses + Femke Snelting (TITiPi)
12.30 Lunch Baptiste Tosi + Léonard Mabille
13.30 Documentation
15.30  Collective feedback
16.30 End of the session
Technological Myths Worksession 21 - 25 June 2022 Green Fabric
Tangible Cloud at KBK Exhibition 3 - 5 March 2023 Galerie KBK
Cloud Computing as Infrastructure en Seda Gürses Counter-Narratives Lecture
Infrables en The Institute for Technology in the Public InterestStevie Ango, Clyde Lepage Counter-Narratives Tangible Cloud at KBK Collective writting Performance Interview
Re-Used Infrastructure en Dennis de Bel Counter-Narratives Presentation Interview
Artistic Operating Systems
+ Digital Slöjd
en Brendan Howell Counter-Narratives Presentation Workshop Interview
Contingent Librarian en Simon Browne Counter-Narratives Presentation Interview
Life-Cycle Assessment as the Structure en Benjamin Gaulon Counter-Narratives Presentation Interview
From Appropriate Technology
to Permacomputing
en Marloes de Valk Counter-Narratives Tangible Cloud at KBK Presentation Workshop Interview
Parer à l’imprésentable fr Adrien Payet Counter-Narratives Lecture Interview
Mining the Cloud en Sofia Boschat-Thorez Counter-Narratives Presentation Interview
Impacts environnementaux du numérique
+ Métaphores visuelles et enjeux de matérialité
fr Thomas Thibault Counter-Narratives Presentation Workshop Interview
The Magical Relation to AI or
How to Live With Technical Alienation
en Tyler Reigeluth Technological Myths Presentation Interview
Perception as infrastructure,
the case of computer vision
en Nicolas Malevé Technological Myths Presentation Interview
Everyone everywhere all at once
+ Be? Here? Now?
en Dasha Ilina Technological Myths Tangible Cloud at KBK Presentation Workshop Interview
Atlas of the Cloud
+ World Brain
fr Stéphane Degoutin Technological Myths Presentation Projection Interview
Unfuck Nature with a Click:
Green Tech, Smart, Porn, & a bunch
of Technosolutionism
en Davide Bevilacqua Technological Myths Lecture Interview
Plonger dans la machine fr Lionel Maes Technological Myths Lecture Interview
Nuage Sensible fr Élie Bolard Technological Myths Tangible Cloud at KBK Presentation Workshop Interview
A Traversal Network
of Feminist Servers
en Wendy Van WynsbergheMartino Morandi Counter-Narratives Presentation Interview