AlgoTypes: tarot reading

Live Performance/Tarot Rea AlgoTypes by Thiago Hersan within the exhibition Planetary Atoll

17 September 2022 from 15:00  – 17:00

Planetary Atoll

Thiago Hersan


About the event

Thiago Hersan: Algotypes (readings)

Divination reading sessions using a custom set of tarot cards based on famous algorithms.

Algorithms aren’t magical; they are written by humans, and as a result, they contain the desires, ideologies, biases and limitations of the people who design them. The possible representations, interpretations, and rereadings of algorithms performed during these sessions are meant to facilitate potential connections between material, abstract, personal, political and social aspects of computation, and act as a kind of lens to amplify and surface what is concealed within their logics.

Join us for the Instagram Live interview with Thiago Hersan, date tbd.

About the exhibition

Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots is an exhibition dedicated to a set of net art works that were produced by artists from the region throughout the last three decades.

Surrounded by bipolarities, we are trying to liberate ourselves from nationalist ideas while needing to address specific issues. Whereas Internet based projects promise to outreach a planetary public, they also reveal otherwise forgotten regional specific situations. The Internet has become a political dicomotical ground, but it is also the place where a connective tissue is formed. Rather than adopting a cartography shaped by an up and down model, this exhibition examines the gap between the local and the global and how that in-betweenness emerges in certain digital artworks. This exhibtion is part of the Magical Hackerism project by SAVVY Contemporary in collaboration with, funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin. The exhibition is taking place in the context of Berlin Art Week.

About the Artist

Thiago Hersan Thiago Hersan (he/they) is a mixed-media artist, researcher, design-technologist and educator.

Holds a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, and has worked as an integrated circuit designer, web programmer and design-technologist in small, medium and large companies.

Has been a technical advisor in cultural institutions such as the Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo, Marginalia+Lab in Belo Horizonte, Silo - Art & Rural Latitudes in Rio de Janeiro, and FACT in Liverpool.

Is part of Astrovandalistas. Received a VIDA 15.0 award to develop memememe. Was a resident at FACT in Liverpool where, together with Radamés Ajna, created FACTLab, a space for collaboration and experimentation with art and technologies.

Has been a resident at Impakt in Utrecht, Delfina Foundation in London and Autodesk in San Francisco; and participated in exhibitions like: Mirror Mirror in Lausanne, Humans Need Not Apply in Dublin, Unsettled Artifacts in Los Angeles, Follow in Liverpool and Multitudes in São Paulo.