Computer Grrrls, Gaîté Lyrique, 13 Mar - 14 Jul 2019
Koumaria Residency, Greece, 29 May - 10 Jun 2019
Workshop Self-defense against technological nuisances, Computer Grrrls at Gaîté Lyrique, 15 June 2019
Workshop Creation of DIY objects to fight against technological pain, Computer Grrrls at Gaîté Lyrique, 16 June 2019
Residency at SimplonLab, 1 Feb - 1 Jun 2019


Lecture and Workshop Solutions to Health Problems, Tech Companies Don’t Want You to Know About, Meta Marathon at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, 15 Mar - 17 Mar 2019
Computer Grrrls, HMKV at Dortmunder U, 27 Oct 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Monitor, AIR Gallery Manchester, 6 Dec - 22 Dec 2018

Center for Technological Pain

Video, objects, leaflets

La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

Exhibited at 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

photo credit: Julien Mouffron-Gardner