alex/alexandra sofie jönsson

is a socially engaged artist, educator and organiser working with social praxis, pedagogy and feminist approaches to digital culture and public space.

Working collaboratively across formats of public intervention, participatory sculpture, new media, workshops, and performance, her work has been shown at Art Center Nabi (SKR), Tate Modern (UK), Kunsthal NORD (DK), Museum of Contemporary Commodities (UK). She is the co-founder of lím collective, a platform based in Aalborg exploring artistic practices at the intersections of health and care. She was a former organiser of Goldsmiths University collective The Open System Association, Autonomous Tech Fetish (ATF), and The Body Recovery Unit.

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Data Buffet: All You Can Input


Data Buffet: All You Can Input(2016)
Installation, AI, wearable sculpture
In collaboration with ATF, Cliff Hamnmett
Graphics, Larisa Blazic
The Museum of Contemporary Commodities, Exeter (UK)

Data Buffet: All You Can Input (2016) is a collaborative exhibition projects by Alexandra Jonsson, Cliff Hammett and Autonomous Tech Fetish commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Commodities, Exeter.

The Data Buffet serves a range of contraptions including data-drinking teacups, sweat-driven tea compositions,  footstep-enabled recipe algorithms, and milk-bottle wearables all  produced using locally sourced raw data, and reclaimed leftover materials generated by everyday activities in Exeter cafés and eateries.  By reclaiming data from unlikely sources such as the bin, sweaty palms,  tea-serving footsteps, and grazing cows, the project explores the new forms of political value and function data introduces into our everyday lives.

This project produced with the support of Exeter Library Cafe, St Sidwells Community Centre, Caramello Gelato, The Glorious Art House Cafe, The Plant Cafe, Fossbox, The Common House, Woodlands Farm Trust, Job Decentre (The Field, London), Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group, and the many friends and comrades who gave advice and support.