Paolo Cirio, Brett Scott & Luce Goutelle
The Art of Financial Hacking | Masterclass day 1
As part of an extensive four-day workshop at different locations in Brussels, Paolo Cirio, Brett Scott, and Luce Goutelle will take you on a journey into the dark heart of finance, showcase previous investigations and interventions into the financial sector, and explore the cracks in the European district of Brussels, the heart of Europe's financial lobby. They will then guide you in building your own financial art-hacks. The workshop welcomes all people with a curiosity in exploring finance and is aiming for a diversity of participants.
The financial sector often appears daunting and impenetrable to outsiders. The sector, however, is far more permeable than it may seem, and since the financial crisis we have seen a rise in artists, activists and anthropologists intent on exploring the sector, looking for cracks and opportunities for interventions and creative alternatives. Can you build a hedge fund as a way to infiltrate into the inner workings of the sector, or can you design an algorithm that jams the traditional logic of markets? What about going undercover, or using the sector as the setting for installations or interactive theatre?
co-organised by Baltan Laboratories and Unbewitch Finance Lab / Désorceler la Finance with the support of Fund For Creative Industries NL, Finance Watch, Fairfin, La Bellone, Corporate Europe Observatory & Kaaitheater