Ecology of Attention is organized in five performance-exhibitions in Berlin and Prague in collaboration with Berlin-based and Czech artists, curators and theater makers.
Inspired by Yves Citton’s eponymous book, the project aims to open up a dialogue about the notion of attention in the digital age. Looking at attention not only as an individual act of selecting objects from environments, or as a premium commodity, but also as something that is collectively organized and valued. In five chapters, the Ecology of Attention series explores how the many definitions of attention – as a currency, a capacity, a filter, a spotlight, a moral responsibility – come together and what it means to claim it.
Ecology of Attention studies different methodologies of how to present live art while also functioning as a testing ground for the format of the performance-exhibition. To expand on the methodology, each event is conceptualized with curators and artists from different fields in a collaborative effort.
Montag Modus: Ecology of Attention is a five-event project, organized by the MMpraxis curatorial platform in 2020 and 2021. It is funded by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe and the German-Czech Future Fond, and supported by Alte Münze (Berlin), Divadlo X10 (Prague) Flutgraben e.V. (Berlin) and Studio Public in Private.