Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas are known for a socially interactive and interdisciplinary practice that explores the conflicts and contradictions posed by economic, social and political conditions, primarily in, or in relation to, the former Soviet countries. This duo develops models for social and artistic practice, motivated by an interest in designing organisational structures that question the relativity of freedom. In Reykjavík, they are both producing their own work and collaborating with a group of students from Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), calling itself 4.333. The name of the MIT group derives from Course 4.333 ACT or Advanced Seminar in Networked Cultures and Participatory Media, and seems to allude, in this context, to a Soviet factory or an administrative routine. In turn, the student-Urbonas conglomerate have developed work together with Reykjavík University, engaging in a critical reflection on military technology through playful and seemingly innocent art production.
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