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Synsmaskinen: 2061 INMORAL LIDOS

presents a financial crisis task forced entertainment operation

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:00pm | Speyer Hall | 184 Eldridge St

Tickets starting at $10.00


After the launch of the 5th generation of Dark Pools in El Segundo, serious decay happens in the fissures of the leftover population.


Benedicte Clementsen
Frans Jacobi
Discoteca Flaming Star


James K. Galbraith, musician
Robert M Ochshorn, media journalist, electrical engineering, and activism
Sherry Vine, international drag queen darling

Synsmaskinen is not a machine, but the name of an artistic exploration of seven contemporary crises, from the climate crisis to the financial crisis, to social crises and democratic crises. The artists explore the crises in many different ways using film, performance, poetry, theater, documentary, and science.

Prior to bringing 2061 INMORAL LIDOS to NYC, it was performed at the 2017 Venice Biennale. It concentrates on one element of the financial crisis.

"Dark pools is one of the ways financial markets operate what we call 'shadow banking.' Over the last ten years, it has gone from being a peripheral phenomenon to account for almost half of the value of the stock trading," Jacobi says.

"What interests us is what we do not know – the fact that we do not have access to the phenomenon itself. The financial crisis is permanent. It is out of control, and thus, difficult to solve. A journalist will try to find out what he does not know – find truth and reveal truth. But as artists, we are interested in phenomena that we do not know about. We ask, 'What do we do with our imagination? How do we, as ordinary people, react to phenomenon such as Dark Pools?'"

This work is generously made possible by


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