Anya Tsyrlina and Sid Iandovka: Yet Untitled, 2017. Analog video transferred to HD/VR/Loop

Regionale 18: Silicon Is a Grey Crystal

Together with 19 other institutions, Hek presents contemporary art from the tri-national region.

exhibition

26.11.2017 - 30.12.2017

Admission: 9 / 6 CHF (reduced)

Links: http://bit.ly/2g62j6T

Katrin Niedermeier, “Blooming”, 2016, videostill. Photo courtesy of the artist.

With the constant doubling of computing power of data processors, the symbiosis between organic life and digital reality seems to be finally completed. The achievement of this ancient fantasy, however, is not translated into science fiction dreams, but into the capitalist mechanisms in which human activity is traded as a digital product.

Many artists adopt a disillusioned attitude towards the digital revolution. In the exhibition, some of them refer to our ambiguous relationship with computers, others to the illusory nature of technological prophecies. Others are celebrating the chaotic excesses of algorithms, creating mishaps and anomalies to simulate unconscious life in machines, or rediscovering the beauty of outdated technologies. In these works, silicon, the basic material of processors, reveals its dreams and hallucinations.

Artists: Thomas Georg Blank, Beat Brogle, Simon Burkhalter, Ted Davis, Jean-Baptiste Friquet, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Sid Iandovka and Anya Tsyrlina, Tamara Janes, Jacques Lopez, Julia Mancini, Yann Patrick Martins, Marian Mayland, Katrin Niedermeier, Dana Gabriela Popescu, Denim Szram, Romain Tièche, Jakob Tyroller.

Curator: Boris Magrini

Opening: 25.11.2017, 17:00

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