Agent Activation

Agent Activation is one of the most important functions that agents can perform in relation to themselves and to the others. On the very basic level "activation" is a fusion of energies (see the vocabulary) and in order for this fusion to occur, a connection has to be established at first. To be very practical, a real social situation is full of doubts, second thoughts and preconceived notions that make it more difficult to connect. There is a reason for that, but whatever that reason is, it does not mean that it works for everybody. An agent sees any situation as a dynamic network. A social situation at a public space is a set of disjointed network subgroups and lonely nodes. The agent's job is to connect to those groups in order to learn more about them and then engage them into a meaningful trans~mission, activating the other agents. In order to perform this job well, an agent...

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Information shapes substance and creates new pathways in the minds and bodies of the subjects who position themselves in relation towards the flow. We are what we read, eat, drink, watch, hear, and feel. Special Agency maintains a list of formational references that help advance soma~cognitive reconfiguration practices and further develop ideological and methodological aspects of our work. All of the works presented below are powerful cognitive stimulants. Not only because they elicit powerful effects (some of which are listed), but also because they divide the reality of the one who perceives into "before" and "after". In this list we are not interested in one-off hits, but, rather, in the references that have a long-lasting effect and positive influence on Special Agents' practices. We also exclude material substances that should come into direct contact with the inside of the body to be experienced (such as drugs, liquids, foods, blood and...

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22 May: 3AM Event

The next 3AM event will take place on the 22nd of May 2016 at Flutgraben Berlin. If you would like to participate, please, subscribe to the newsletter on 3AM website or forward this information to somebody who may be interested: 3am.events 3AM is a regular event facilitated by Special Agency and Public in Private in cooperation with Flutgraben e.V. It functions as a platform for an experiment and brings together artists and audience in order to challenge and reinvent the formats of presentation. Every 3AM is organized by a newly invited team, which follows the principles and procedures outlined in 3AM Manual: inclusivity, trying out, and transparency....

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22 April 2016: Meditation on Non-Destruction

For the occasion of the residency at Centre National de la Danse in Paris, agent Paranyushkin together with agent Ott will present their current research and findings on the dynamics of violence, non-destruction and somacognitive adaptability. The physical aspect of this research is based on the practice of Systema, the Russian martial art. The final work will be presented in October 2016 in Berlin. Date: 22 April 2016, 19.00 More information: CND...

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