Ludovic Hadjeras, Diane, Video, 2020, Courtesy of artist

27.11.2021-30.01.2022

Exhibition

HEK shows a group exhibition with 10 artists in parallel to other institutions from the trinational region.

Till Langschied, Trans-Tech Ascenions, 2020, animated video 6.25 min, 1920x1080px, Stereo Sound

The exhibition takes a close look at the rituals and methods embraced by artists to intertwine magical knowledge with the use of modern technologies.

Recent studies in anthropology and sociology have shown a resurgence of interest in rehabilitating other approaches to knowledge production, such as witchcraft and shamanism, as a celebration of diversity in the exploration of self and reality. Following this line of thought, artists invent fictional scenarios in which they explore the potential of body transformation, trans-species behaviours and a renewed communion with nature. In synchrony with technological progress, alternative approaches to experiencing reality are perceived as an opportunity to explore unknown areas of knowledge. The exhibition raises the question of whether the extension of senses and techniques, as well as the interconnection with modern technology, contribute to the exploration of the world and enable critical thinking beyond conventions.

Opening: Saturday, 27.11.2021, 8 pm

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Artists: Jasmin Bigler & Nicole Weibel, Karin Borer, Dorota Gawęda, Eglė Kulbokaitė, Ludovic Hadjeras, Hae Young Ji, Susanna Hertrich, Maya Hottarek, Till Langschied, Johanna Mangold, Romain Tièche