Philipp Gasser, Clouds of a Second Kind, Videostill, 2016
Die zweite Natur

HeK and 18 other regional institutions show contemporary art from the trinational region as part of the annual Regionale exhibition.

Die zweite Natur

27.11.2016 - 08.01.2017 more...

Jonas Baumann, Reminiscence Stick, Installation, 2016

Regionale 17 - Die zweite Natur

The exhibition brings together works that deal with our surrounding environment. They reflect natural phenomena using digital and electronic technology, and bring the sensory properties of these phenomena into the exhibition space. more..

Duration: 27.11.2016-08.01.2017
Opening: 26.11.2016, 17:00


HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel) is the swiss national competence centre that deals with art forms that address and reflect upon new media and technologies. With its focus on interdisciplinary practices, it enables insights for a broad public into art productions of various genres between art, media, and technology.more...


A primary focus for HeK is to present art that addresses media technologies. As an interdisciplinary institution, HeK works at the interface of diverse art forms. The several exhibitions realized each year focus on current social issues or introduce outstanding artistic positions.
Current exhibitions


With its diverse program of festival formats, performances, concerts and film screenings HeK is devoted to all art forms that address and reflect upon new media and technologies. Particular attention is paid to the latest trends in electronic music rooted in club culture as well as to its offshoots in art and theory.
Current events



The education program at HeK offers a range of activities designed to promote self-determined and independent participation in the media and media technologies. It draws on artistic and pop-cultural practices—DIY, hacking, appropriation, sampling and customization.
Current educational offers


Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom's past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism.

Screening: 29.11.2016, 20:00




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