Algo-Rhythm, still from video
foto © Manu Luksch

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and then we let the music make them dance

Manu Luksch, in collaboration with composer/mathematician Mukul Patel, will premiere a audio-visual performance working with photogrammetry and a quote from Shoshana Zuboff’s talk at CPDP2019 “As one data scientist explained to me, ‘We can engineer the context around a particular behaviour and force change that way… We are learning how to write the music, and then we let the music make them dance.”

© Manu Luksch

Manu Luksch


Through her films and art works, Manu researches the effects of emerging technologies on daily life, social relations, urban space, and political structures. Her current focus is on corporate-governmental relationships and the social effects of predictive analytics in the algorithmic city.

Her work is included in the Collection de Centre Pompidou, the BFI National Archive, and the Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; she is a Resident Artist at Somerset House, and was formerly an Open Society Fellow and visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London.  Awards include ZONTA Award – 65th Kurzfilmfest Oberhausen 2019; Open Media Award 2019; Best Feature – Moscow International Documentary Film Festival 2016, Elevate Artivism award 2015, M. v. Willemer Prize by Ars Electronica Centre and City of Linz.