Jara Rocha

Jara Rocha

Bio: 

Jara Rocha researches, mediates and experiments with cultural studies of technology from a trans*feminist sensibility. As an in(ter)dependent cultural agent, they tend to attend to the semiotic-material urgencies of the mundane. For example, together with Femke Snelting, they are currently working on the project Possible Bodies (technoecologies of volumetrics), from which the book "Volumetric Regimes" will be published by Open Humanities Press in 2021; with Nicolas Malevé they investigate the promises of machine vision algorithms, with Xavier Gorgol and Kym Ward they study the somatopolitical condition of the voice, with Joana Moll they measure the forces of everyday technocolonialism, with Seda Gürses and Martino Morandi they catalogue and describe formats in the face of the rapid online shift of pedagogical fields, and with Laura Benítez and Helen Pritchard they test queer analytics with regard to experiences of damage. They often observe what worlds infrastructures do bring with them, and does textual mass logistics based on para-academic writing, experimental editing, curating, performative readings or installation work. Jara is part of the Euraca Seminar and have shared their work in environments such as Constant (Brussels), Transmediale (Berlin), MNCARS (Madrid), LUMA (Arlès), UdelaR (Montevideo), Goldsmiths (London), Mediacity Biennale (Seoul), Sonic Arts (Amsterdam), CCEL (Lima), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), University of Illinois (Chicago), Piksel (Bergen), La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), Furtherfield (London) and MIT (Cambridge). Lives and works in Barcelona.