DAY 10     May 23

Prediction Error

 Brody Condon, Hito Steyerl



Prediction Error

Time: 4pm - 5:45pm CET One hour 45 min
Zoom on computer (no phones)
Comfortable with arm movement
Limited space for up to 10 participants
Unlimted space to join as audience.


During the prediction error workshop by Brody Condon we will become elements of the hidden states underlying our delusions and hallucinations. After an introduction by cognitive neuroscientist Philip Corlett, Director of the Belief, Learning, and Memory Lab at Yale, we will simulate a predictive coding model. These models provide a mechanistic description of delusion formation as a result of overactive prediction error systems that can no longer accurately contextualize our surrounding environment.

Research supported by NTNU ARTEC Cloud based AiR, Interaction design with Participation Design Agency


Hito Steyerl, Brody Condon & Philip Corlett

Time: 6pm - 8pm CEST

Brody Condon

born Mexico (1974)
based in Berlin

Shifts in the narrative self, instigated by durational role play at the Berlin Biennale (Level Five, 2016); futuristic group encounter sessions led by a monumental sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Future Gestalt, 2012); mortality salience experiments with participants at the Athens Biennale (Response Priming, 2018); existential therapy with craftspeople focused on objects relevant to their practice, such as bowl linked to a past trauma or a shaman’s fractured selves, at the Anyang Public Arts Project (Four Sessions, 2014).

These embodied but dematerialized works, often game-like and made in consultation with psychologists, consider the subjective experience of active participants not as a residual response to a constructed situation, but the medium itself. The locus of the work is the unseen. The artist here functions as a catalyst or a facilitator with the potential to offer the participating subjects critically reflective access to a specific experiential spectrum.

Philip Corlett

Philip Corlett trained in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. As director of the Belief, Learning, and Memory Lab at Yale he investigates the neural basis of human associative learning and belief formation, relating these processes to the formation of delusional beliefs. Dr. Corlett’s findings have shaped the development of a novel mechanistic model of delusion formation.

Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker and writer based in Berlin where she teaches New Media Art at University of the Arts in Berlin and founded the Research Center for Proxy Politics. Through her work she focuses our gaze on the intersection of media, technology, political violence and desire. She has steadily developed her very own politics of the image, twisting the politics of representation around the representation of politics. She has worked extensively with predictive neural networks pointing to their prophetic service in the military-industrial complex and the data sucking and digesting tech companies, pointing to the unpredictable ways that artificial intelligence creates imaginary futures that already affect us gravely in the present. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including documenta 12, Taipei Biennial 2010, the 7th Shanghai Biennial and the 58th Venice Biennale (2019)