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PLANE OF THESEUS is a focus group on the themes of software virtualisation and corporate financialization, taking the ongoing Boeing 737 Max crisis and grounding as a case study. Guided by the expertise and participation of a trained 737 Max pilot, the focus group aims to interrogate if, how and when a plane ceases to be a plane.

As part of the focus group, participants analyse the Boeing plane as a system impacting its own actions through virtualisation and the Boeing Company as a system impacting its own value through financialization.

Participants are prompted to produce screen based responses to the questions posed to them, with outcomes ranging from websites to games.Since 2019, PLANE OF THESEUS has been held as a week long focus group as part of the BA/MA Visual Communication at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, as part of the BA Architecture at Ravensbourne University London and as part of the MA Moving Image at Ravensbourne University London.

  1. ALT Christine Meyer and Anita Nguyen, MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
    Christine Meyer and Anita Nguyen, MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
  2. ALT Ezequiel Hyon, BA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
    Ezequiel Hyon, BA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
  3. ALT Leon Schöler, MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
    Leon Schöler, MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
  4. ALT Jason Yang, MA Moving Image, Ravensbourne University London
    Jason Yang, MA Moving Image, Ravensbourne University London
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  6. PLANE OF THESEUS is a focus group on the themes of software virtualisation and corporate financialization, taking the ongoing Boeing 737 Max crisis and grounding as a case study. Guided by the expertise and participation of a trained 737 Max pilot, the focus group aims to interrogate if, how and when a plane ceases to be a plane.

    As part of the focus group, participants analyse the Boeing plane as a system impacting its own actions through virtualisation and the Boeing Company as a system impacting its own value through financialization.

    Participants are prompted to produce screen based responses to the questions posed to them, with outcomes ranging from websites to games.

    Since 2019, PLANE OF THESEUS has been held as a week long focus group as part of the BA/MA Visual Communication at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, as part of the BA Architecture at Ravensbourne University London and as part of the MA Moving Image at Ravensbourne University London.

  1. A website with a cloud image in the background and the words 'Crisis Control, the Customers are waiting'
    Christine Meyer and Anita Nguyen, 2019
    MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
  2. An artificial landscape with the words 'safe space' and drawings of yellow rocks overlaid
    Judith Weber, 2019
    MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
  3. An aircraft flying through dollar signs and oil barrels
    Leon Schöler, 2019
    MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
  4. A smiling aircraft with a whale's tail surrounded by the words Boeing 7-3-7
    Yael Ohmer and Anneliese Wabnitz, 2019
    MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
  5. Black and white, mri-style scans of the components of an aircraft
    Ezequiel Hyon, 2019
    MA Visuelle Kommunikation, Weissensee
  6. key dates in the production and development of an aeroplane obscured by a quote saying 'ideas are measured in dollars' - managers at boeing
2019

Plane of Theseus

DMSTFCTN studies the intensities of late capitalism, engaging with its networks, interfaces and excessesLondon, Berlin, mail@dmstfctn.net, @dmstfctn, @dmstfctnLondon, Berlin
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2019 (live)
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