PD5Live performance with Ted Davis, Espace Multimédia Gantner, 23 Feb 2020
Hors Pistes Festival, Centre Pompidou, 24 Jan - 9 Feb 2020
Mensch Maschine, Le Botanique, 16 Jan - 16 Feb 2020
The Wrong, Epicentre, Press Refresh, 1 Nov 2019 - 1 Mar 2020


An artist and an engineer walk into a bar. What do they have in common? Or art about tech-pain, the gig economy, surveillance and robots. Talk, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, 22 Jan 2020
Conference Artistes dans le numérique ou comment hacker la surveillance et beaucoup plus, Stereolux, 12 Dec 2019
Workshop Solutions DIY pour détourner le numérique, Stereolux, 12 Dec 2019

Center for Technological Pain

Video, objects, leaflets

Exhibited at Le Botanique, Brussels

Die Digitale, Düsseldorf

MU Artspace, Eindhoven

La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

HMKV at Dortmunder U, Dortmund

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris


Center for Technological Pain (CTP) is a mock company conceived by Dasha Ilina that offers DIY and open source solutions to solve health problems caused by digital technologies such as smartphones and laptops. Among the prototypes it has developed are mechanical eye shields that reduce eye-strain, a headset to free the user’s hands, an insomnia-free box and various more or less absurd contraptions to relieve strained elbows and fingers. Ilina, who is part of a generation of millennials who never take their eyes off their smartphone, also offers DIY manuals on how to build low-tech accessories from cheap materials. CTP further questions the negative effects of technology by adapting self-defense techniques to fight this contemporary addiction. (text by Marie Lechner)

visit the work here

photo credit: Julien Mouffron-Gardner

photo credit: Julien Mouffron-Gardner

photo credit: Vinciane Lebrun/Voyez-Vous