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Rendering Desired Spaces: Crafting Methods for New Digital Geographies

March 22 @ 15:00 - 17:00

Members: Stefanie Duguay
Clusters: Speculative Life

On March 22nd, The DIGS lab is hosting a research talk to explore the work of Lotte de Jong and Antonia Hernández. This will be followed by the screening of Fantasy Lane at 5 p.m.


About the talk:

This research talk will explore the work of Lotte de Jong and Antonia Hernández addressing the spatial construction of desire on sex webcam platforms and real estate role-playing pornography.

Through an overview of different artworks created between 2018-2024, the authors highlight how these digital spaces serve as unique sites for investigating issues related to housing anxiety and desire, the governance of visibility, and the representation and inhabitation of virtual environments. They will also address the benefits and challenges of using arts-based methods and interdisciplinary collaboration to explore rapidly changing phenomena.

The talk will be followed by a screening of Jong’s and Hernández’s Fantasy Lane (work in progress) at the Vizualization Studio (Webster Library, LB-314.00). See you there!


About the speakers: 

Lotte Louise de Jong is a Rotterdam-based multidisciplinary artist with a film and lens-based media background. Through website-based works, VR, and video installations, she explores identity, intimacy, economy, and sexuality in the digital realm. Lotte’s research-driven approach combines humor with critical reflection to shed light on our hidden online lives and societal impact.

Antonia Hernández is an artist and assistant professor in the Communication department at Concordia University, Montréal. Her work explores the poetic dimensions of governance and the domestic aspects of platforms. Currently, she is developing a video opera addressing the financialization of water in Chile.

This talk is presented in partnership with Concordia University’s DIGS Lab.


WHEN: March 22, 2024

WHERE: Speculative Life Research Cluster (EV 10.625)


Speculative Life Research Cluster