Computer Grrrls


Video, 3 objects, leaflets

HMKV at Dortmunder U, Dortmund

27 Oct 2018 - 24 Feb 2019


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: Vinciane Lebrun/Voyez-Vous

Le Futur de la Création (La Nuit Européene des Musées)


Videos, leaflets, performance, installation

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris

18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018


Center for Technological Pain offers DIY and Open Source solutions to health problems that can arise from digital technology, such as smartphones and laptops. Some of the methods used to eliminate the problems are devices such as glasses that prevent eye strain, educational workshops and self-defense classes against technology. All of the devices made within the center include instructions on how to remake them, so that technological pain could be easily eradicated anywhere in the world. Self-defense against technology moves and classes are organized in order to educate the public on how one can help out a friend (or a stranger) to beat their addiction to technology. In order to find out more about the project visit: centerfortechpain.com


photo credit: Vinciane Lebrun/Voyez-Vous


photo credit: Vinciane Lebrun/Voyez-Vous


photo credit: Julien Mouffron-Gardner


photo credit: Julien Mouffron-Gardner