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Alan Bogana, Journeys of Light, 2019-ongoing, photo courtesy by Smena Art Center

Schweizer Medienkunst: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey – POSTPONED!

The exhibition Swiss Media Art: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey presents works by the winners of the Pax Art Awards 2019 comprised in three parallel solo shows at HeK. The three Swiss artists explore themes as diverse as they are relevant to our understanding of current dynamics in the evolution of technology and their impact on society.

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26.03.2020 - 10.05.2020

Admission: 9 CHF / 6 CHF (red.)

knowbotiq, Swiss Psychotropic Gold, 2020, courtesy the artist

The visually striking installations of knowbotiq (Yvonne Wilhelm, Christian Huebler) intertwine stories related to postcolonial violence, algorithmic governmentality and techno-ecological issues. Their latest multi-media work Swiss Psychotropic Gold, the Molecular Refinery (2020) extends the artists’ research into the origins, refinery and retail of gold.

Light and its plural manifestations as a natural phenomenon is the leitmotiv of Alan Bogana’s multidisciplinary art. One of his newest installations, Journeys of Light (2020), uses laser projections to depict past and future reconstructions of the celestial sphere.

Félicien Goguey’s recent work examines the omnipresence and impact of mobile communication on our lives, while providing means of protest. His latest work Bloc Balloon (2020) is a large inflatable unit, which creates a disruptive system targeting the Global System for Mobile Communications while obfuscating IMSI (international mobile subscriber identity) catchers, hence providing anonymity to the people around it.

With the Pax Art Awards, ground-breaking prizes for digital art, the Art Foundation Pax in collaboration with HeK, honours and promotes media-specific practices of Swiss artists whose works use media technologies.

Curator: Boris Magrini

Artists: knowbotiq, Alan Bogana, Félicien Goguey

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The exhibition is supported by the Art Foundation Pax.