exhibition / exhibition program

advice well taken, by dasha ilina

9 May

to 17 Aug

free admission

sala zero


Dasha Ilina documents what she calls techlor: “popular knowledge” about the complex and opaque functionalities of the modern technologies that surround us. The artist addresses issues that affect our data and privacy, the shortcuts we use to repair our digital devices and the explanations we find for everyday technological mysteries. For this project, which includes a video and a publication, Ilina has collected folk tales of digital salvation – everyday stories of anthropomorphisation, hacking and all kinds of shortcuts. They are narratives that show how ordinary people do what they can to assert their control over technology.
Dasha Ilina is a Russian technocritical artist who lives in Paris. Through the use of low-tech and DIY, her work questions the desire to incorporate contemporary technology into everyday life. Her practice engages the public in order to build a space for the development of critical thinking regarding social imperatives to care for oneself and others, privacy in the digital age and the contemporary impulse to turn to technology for answers. She is the founder of the Centre for Technological Pain, a project that proposes DIY solutions to health problems caused by digital technologies, for which she received an Honourable Mention at Ars Electronica. She has exhibited at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, MU Artspace and Hartware Medienkunstverein Dortmund.

exhibition part of the index 2024 – art and technology biennial programme

work created in 2019 from a residence at impakt in utrecht (the netherlands)

european media art platform is a project co-funded by the european union



support portuguese republic – culture / directorate-general for the arts. rtcp – network of portuguese theatres and cinemas

support for internationalisation IF Export 2024 of the Institut Français, Paris, and the Mais França programme of the Institut Français de Portugal

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