I am working with numerous partners on a new body of work - the Techno-Tamaladas. We will be hosting three tamaladas in Emeryville to bring community together, make tamales, dialogue on biotic technologies of life, and share food.
I will be teaching in the 2019 Summer Institute of Performance Studies, Bring It In: Transnational Feminisms in Practice, at Northwestern University. Convened by Marcela Fuentes, this 5-day intensive will focus on interdisciplinary scholarship and artistic and activist practices.
I am co-founder and director of Pro ARTS Gallery’s new slow tech MAKER SPACE, sharing sustainable practices. This project will focus on disruptive technologies, sustainability, the commons, skill sharing, d.i.y. culture, cooperation, and co-production. Our first series of workshops, on SLOW FASHION, will be held on four Saturdays in April, 2019.
The Hindsight Institute is hosting a reception for Paulina Borsook, who just joined Dr. Praba Pilar, Anonymous, and Anonymous as Co-Director.
Presenting my work at the Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science Conference, hosted by UNAM and CCD.
The round table discussion will center on each of the participant’s practice and individual work with an accent on the future/post-capitalism.
Guest lecture on bodies, identities, and techno-culture.
Presenting the NO!!!BOT performance as part of the MsUnderstanding Media Series at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology.
NEW FEMINIST LECTURE SERIES 2018
Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Saskatchewan presents New Feminist Lecture Series with Praba Pilar “Situated Embodied Resistance to 21st Century Necro-Techno-Colonialism”
Praba Pilar will present a lecture and performance, which will address how contemporary technological corporations such as Facebook, Google and others form a global apparatus of surveillance capitalism; this is 21st century necro-techno colonialism that adapts the ‘salvation narrative’ to proclaim a future of liberation and instrumentalize faith. In this way, online data brokers convert biological life into an extra-judicial colony in service of exploitation, dominance and control.
I'll be presenting a work in progress of the NO!!!BOT at Right About Now: Queer Artists Confront the 'New Normal' alongside performers Marvin White, Annie Danger, Ed Wolf, and curator Jaime Cortez for the National Queer Arts Festival 2017. There will be a Q & A after the four performances.