Tentacular 2018

The technological development of recent years and its countless poisoned chalices – the surveillance society, centralised communications and the datafication of our everyday lives – have laid bare the dark heart of our interconnected society. The realm of freedom and autonomy that the Web seemed to promise has become a profoundly toxic territory. The vast virtual community that united us around shared ideas and interests has degenerated into a pitched battle between perpetually irate factions. We have had enough  of attention-grabbing touch-sensitive screens, while omnipresent corporations track our every move to exploit them for financial gain.

Rather than an opportunity for distributing power and knowledge, the Web is today the locus of the Great Centralisation. Now that we know that innovation and its rhetoric are not going to save us and that our technologies are advancing beyond our ability to grasp their implications, the time is ripe for Tentacular: a space for unsettling reflections, unpredictable creative projects and non-academic research to help us understand the new crises; a journey to the darkest corners of the technopolitical infrastructure of today, but also a celebration of the work and ideas of artists, researchers and activists around the world who are fashioning alternatives and responses to shape a new technological imaginary.


19:30h | Abierto x Obras

20:30h | Nave 16

21:30h | Nave 16

Eyal Weizman / Forensic Architecture

"The Aesthetics of Research"


18:00h | Nave 16

Joan Fontcuberta

"A Parallel World: Google Street View"

18:45 – 19:30h | Nave 16

Al margen de autopistas y centros comerciales, el Internet extraño


"Pepe Vs. Gondola"

19:45 – 21:00h | Nave 16

Aventuras y conflictos

21:30h | Nave 16


17:00h | Nave 16

Felipe G. Gil

"Internet Safari"

17:30h | Nave 16

Manuel Bartual

"Truth, Lies & Literature on Twitter"

18:00 – 19:30h | Nave 16

Historias de la Contra Innovación

19:30 – 21.00h | Nave 16

The Politics of Infrastructure

with Marta Peirano, Joana Moll and Eleanor Saitta

21:30h | Nave 16


Sábado 24 noviembre, 12:00h a 17:00h. | Nave 16

22 de noviembre – 6 de enero 2019 | Abierto x Obras

23 noviembre, 17:00 – 20:00 h | Espacio Taller

Deconstructing the Cloud

Digital Counter-narratives

Del 22 al 24 de noviembre | Nave 16

Predictive Art Bot

An installation by Disnovation