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The Techno-Ecologies was an European project aimed towards re-approach of cultural, social and ecological sustainability through artistic explorations and cultural innovation. .Napon role was focused on the aspect of Autonomy in the Techno ecological environments from the creative point of view coming from artist, activist, coder, thinkers, etc. From the point of view of the interrelationship between society and technology, the concept of autonomy can most easily be defined as independence from management or, ultimately, as independence from control.

During this project Institute for flexible cultures and technologies – Napon organized two lectures; Four day's of screening, presentations and discussions - Autonomy – Co-production of Society and Technology; Evening of artist talks and presentations and Underground seed party by Shu Lea Chang

The project was implemented in cooperation with the Institute for Culture of Vojvodina, CK13, Museum of Contemporary art of Vojvodina. as local partners. The international partners where the Center for New Media RIXC from Riga, Baltan Laboratories from Eindhoven, Finnish Society of Bioart from Helsinki and Ars Long from Paris.

The project was funded within the EU program "Culture and was also supported by the Secretariat for Culture and Education of AP Vojvodina and the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia.


Autonomies exhibition
Autonomies exhibition


International exhibition

Exhibition Autonomies explored various implications of machine independence and question the autonomy of the individual in a networked society. Machine intelligence has been a part of the human imaginary for more than a century, and the very approach to the topic is inevitably marked by science fiction visions of utopian and dystopian scenarios of the near future of a mechanized society.. What is the co-production of society and technology and how much do society and technology produce reality today?  The works in the exhibition represent artistic research of the phenomenon of HFT (high frequency trade), machine errors on the examples of Google street view or Facebook's face recognition software. Some works dealt with autonomous border monitoring systems, and some with the avoidance of electromagnetic fields. A significant part of the exhibition is focused on the relationship between the ecological and the technological - from the analysis of large technological systems and their permeation with local ecosystems, to micro-ecological interventions.

Participants in the exhibition: Darija Medić, Les Miserables, Stevan Kojić and Zvonko Gorečan from Serbia, Emilio Vavarella from Italy, Geraldine Juarez from Sweden, Heath Bunting from Great Britain, Jan Lemitz from Germany, Joana Moll from Spain, Matthias Tarasiewicz from Austria, Shinseungback Kimyonghun from South Korea and Wonbin Yang from the USA.

Curators are Kristian Lukič and Sunčica P.K. You can read in more detail in Autonomies publication and exhibition catalog

Public lectures

Artist talks


As a partner The Institute for Flexible Cultures and Technologies - Napon organized accompanying activities around the exhibition and its concept Autonomies. We held  public artist talks and lectures by acclaimed theorist, artist and experts in various fields,, Napon published the publication "Autonomy",  dedicated to researching the reality and mythology of machine (algorithmic) autonomy in various modern ontologies and ecologies. Conceived as a research, the international project "Techno-Ecology" initially aimed to explore the realities and mythologies of machine (algorithmic) autonomy in various modern ontologies and ecologies. The texts in this publication provided by Luciana Parisi, Gilbert Simondon, Erich Herl, Gerald Nestler and others, provide an overview of recent research in the field that could be called the ontology of technological ecosystems.

Autonomies - Co-production of society and technology

A four-day program "Autonomies - Co-production of society and technology" open a debate on historical and contemporary aspects of automation. Through film and video projections, analyzes and discussions, “Autonomies” explore the various implications of machine autonomies and question the autonomy of the individual in a networked society.

With the presentation of the Department of Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, our four-day program started at CK13. Program was designed as discussion platform with screening of the film and short video clips, conversations, analyzes on topics such as technological unemployment / market / network automation. 

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