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.

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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 in the computing power of data processors, the symbiosis between organic life and digital reality seems to be finally complete. 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 this exhibition, some of them refer to our ambiguous relationship with computers, others to the illusory nature of technological prophecies. Some celebrate 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of algorithms, creating mishaps and anomalies to simulate unconscious life in machines, or rediscovering the beauty of outdated technologies.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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Thomas Georg Blank, Into the Uncanny Valley, 2017 (in front), Ted Davis, OscillDraw_NotRecognized (angel/dragon/flying_saucer/mermaid), 2017, (background), Photo: Gina Folly
Denim Szram, Gedankenpendel, 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Thomas Georg Blank, Into the Uncanny Valley, 2017 (left), Jean-Baptiste Friquet, Chipsets Have Silicon Dreams, 2017 (right), Ted Davis, OscillDraw_NotRecognized (angel/dragon/flying_saucer/mermaid), 2017, (background), Photo: Gina Folly
Sid Iandovka and Anya Tsyrlina, Yet Untitled, 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Tamara Janes, Poor Image, 2017 (right), Sid Iandovka and Anya Tsyrlina, Yet Untitled, 2017 (left), Photo: Gina Folly
Simon Burkhalter, Alien Harp (from the series Musical Tree), 2017 (in front), Yann Patrick Martins, The Dither is Naked, 2017 (background), Photo: Gina Folly
Katrin Niedermeier, Blooming, 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Katrin Niedermeier, Blooming, 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Dana Popescu, Achetez un grand parent, 2014, Lab Burger, 2014, Eye Camera, 2014, Space Travel, 2014, Nanovêtements, 2014 (in front), Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite Agatha Valkyrie Ice: The Death of an Avatar, 2015 (left), Thomas Georg Blank, Drama Global, 2016 (right), Photo: Gina Folly
Dana Popescu, Achetez un grand parent, 2014, Lab Burger, 2014, Eye Camera, 2014, Space Travel, 2014, Nanovêtements, 2014 (in front), Beat Brogle, Wittgenstein Dreams, 2015 (background), Thomas Georg Blank, Drama Global, 2016 (left), Photo: Gina Folly
Jakob Tyroller, Land of Dreams, 2016, Photo: Gina Folly
Romain Tièche, Random Shot of Light, 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Ted Davis, OscillDraw_NotRecognized (angel/dragon/flying_saucer/mermaid), 2017 (left), Jean-Baptiste Friquet, Chipsets Have Silicon Dreams, 2017 (right), Photo: Gina Folly
Jacques Lopez, Typhoon Print, 2016, Photo: Gina Folly
Marian Mayland, Eine Kneipe auf Malle (A Bar in Majorca), 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Tamara Janes, Poor Image, 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Tamara Janes, Poor Image, 2017 (left), Yann Patrick Martins, The Dither is Naked, 2017 (right), Photo: Gina Folly
Julia Mancini, Il paraît que cette anée, Rihanna n’a vendu que 460 albums, 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Ted Davis, OscillDraw_NotRecognized (angel/dragon/flying_saucer/mermaid), 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Julia Mancini und Gilda Laucher, Un jour les robots domineront le monde, 2017, Photo: Gina Folly
Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite Agatha Valkyrie Ice: The Death of an Avatar, 2015, Photo: Gina Folly
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