Law Research Seminar Series – The Legal ‘Readymade’ and Other Terms of Art


The Centre for Law and the Humanities welcomes Artist in Residence, Manu Luksch for this online seminar.

12 May 13:00-14:00 Book your place – free and open to all

Senegalese rappers, an Emirati blogger, and queen of the silver screen Tilda Swinton – these are just some of the voices that inhabit my works, which interrogate archives, regimes and processes in networked society. Concretely, I craft interdisciplinary approaches to identify critical points and latent contradictions in political and technological architectures, to then pivot these systems against themselves.

In this talk, I’ll illustrate my practice using a range of works including the speculative fiction film FACELESS, compiled from surveillance recordings recovered under data protection legislation; media installation LIMITATIONS PERMITTED, which translates urban bye-laws into a differently-accessible spatial language; and ALGORITHMIC CITY WALK, an AR phone app in the making that uses tactical fiction to provoke discussion about algorithmic decision making processes.