Open Studio Talk: Emmanuel Van der Auwera and Rocco Bellanova (University of Amsterdam)


  • Emmanuel van der Auwera
  • Rocco Bellanova

Organisation: CPDP

Room: Side Events (Gather)

Timing: 10:00 - 10:30 on 27 January 2021

Open Studio Talk in the Art & Project Galleries on GatherTown


Emmanuel van der Auwera


Emmanuel Van der Auwera (b. 1982, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Through filmmaking, video sculpture, theater, printmaking, and other media, Van der Auwera sets up encounters with images that provoke a questioning of our visual literacy: How do images of contemporary mass media operate on various publics and to what end? The artist dissects how images are engineered, mastering specialized industry techniques and intervening on their protocol. In so doing, Van der Auwera brings us no closer to a monolithic truth, but constructs new paradigms for reading images and understanding our relationships with them.

Rocco Bellanova

University of Amsterdam (NL)

Rocco is Post-Doc researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Visiting Lecturer at the Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (USL-B). He has completed a PhD on the politics of data protection, in particular in relation to the deployment of security technologies. Currently, his overall research interest is to investigate the implications and effects of ‘governing (through) data’ in the production of the social, so to ground a critical reading of data governmentality on an empirical study of practices of social control and knowledge generation.