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“Species and Beyond”: undoing the anthropocentric vision at KIKK festival 2018

Started as a national festival – but already international in terms of the curation - KIKK has evolved into a bigger resonance event. Year after year, it has become more and more structured, configuring itself as an open and collaborative environment always trying to envision future challenges with a cross-disciplinary approach. Through Next Utopia, Invisible Narratives and Interferences, it attained its 8th edition themed Species and Beyond marking a shift in the traditional anthropocentric vision of the world.... READ MORE...

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence opened in Chengdu, China, presenting artworks and programs by almost 60 artists and groups envisioning how we may draw on intelligent technologies, as well as on ecological intelligence, to advance social values, rather than leaving capital to largely define the uses of these techniques and knowledge systems.... READ MORE...

Computer poems. Dall’archeologia al source code poetry

Scopo di questo breve excursus di Francesco Aprile è indagare le dinamiche di quella pratica ascrivibile sotto il nome di source code poetry, passando anche in rassegna una serie di eventi che, pur non rappresentando tale esperienza, contribuiscono a rendere sempre più contigua l’operazione autoriale all’uso del computer.... READ MORE...

An engagement with bacteria: Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Donata Marletta interviews British Artist Anna Dimitriu, who explores and questions our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. Her works has been presented and exhibited in major collections and museums worldwide and her itinerant exhibition BioArt and Bacteria is now running until the 24th of November 2018 at The Esther Klein Gallery and the Science Center in Philadelphia, USA.... READ MORE...

Ryoji Ikeda at Eye Filmmuseum

The exhibition Ryoji Ikeda, on show at Eye Filmmuseum, offers an insightful perspective on the radical work of Japanese audiovisual artist Ryoji Ikeda and includes two new audiovisual installations made specially by Ikeda for Eye.... READ MORE...

“Broken Symmetries”: an exhibition challenging the notion of reality

Broken Symmetries is an international exhibition of ten new interdisciplinary artworks exploring the ways in which artists and scientists are working together to question the physical world. This major co-production is the latest outcome of the Collide International Residency award, and a partnership with Arts at CERN, FACT, Liverpool; CCCB, Barcelona; Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, and iMAL, Brussels.... READ MORE...

“Only Weeds Emerge”: three video installation by Pilar Mata Dupont at TENT

TENT presents the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Pilar Mata Dupont. In the three large-scale video installations, Undesirable bodies, Shuffle and new work Ecological future, Mata Dupont examines the latent presence of colonial legacies in contemporary culture and the natural landscape, making tangible the conflicting realities and values that struggle to coexist.... READ MORE...

FACT presents “AURORA” by Invisible Flock

This September, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and interactive art experts Invisible Flock, will take over Toxteth Reservoir for a unique “walk through water”. AURORA invites audiences to step inside the cave-like vaults of one of Liverpool’s hidden gems for an epic, immersive experience.... READ MORE...

A new light installation by Carsten Nicolai in Berlin

Carsten Nicolai investigates intangible phenomena that give rise to fundamental questions about human consciousness—such as how much of what we perceive exists beyond our perceptions. Inspired by themes usually associated with neurobiology and other natural sciences, he created a new light installation for the first exhibition space in the Berlinische Galerie alluding to a peculiar property of quantum entanglement.... READ MORE...

“Biorhythmic drawing”: gathering data from the body

Images of the internal body are generated by technologies from the interaction of sound waves, electrons or magnetic waves allow us to “see” into a living and consequently modifiable and fully controllable body. In Biorhythmic drawing, artist Daksha Patel explores the ways in which data captured from the human body is visualised, seen and perceived.... READ MORE...

“Resilient Futures”: an exhibition on the future of the planet

How do artists visualize the future of the planet, and how do they critisize people’s relationships in regards to nature, economic systems, policies for development and natural resources exploitation and public space? The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (CACT) organizes an exhibition referring to urban, environmental and social resilience and sustainability.... READ MORE...

The God Trick: a symposium and a group exhibition relating to the Anthropocene issue.

PAV in Turin celebrates ten years of its opening with a group exhibition of artists who have collaborated with it in the past, that will open in conjunction with an important international conference. The aim is to address and investigate one of the debates which, over the past few years, has been to the forefront of the contemporary art scene: the questions relating to the Anthropocene.... READ MORE...

Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future

Adapt to Survive brings together artworks by seven international artists that explore how our world might look and feel beyond the present. Engaging with the idea that change is not just inevitable but necessary for future survival and growth, the artists in this exhibition consider new and hybrid forms of architecture, biology, technology and language across time and space.... READ MORE...

“Purple”: an immersive video installation by John Akomfrah

Bildmuseet presents a new work by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, his most ambitious project to date. Purple is an immersive six-channel video installation addressing man's relationship to nature and to the planet. At a time when greenhouse gas emissions are at historically high levels and glaciers are melting, Purple poses the question of human responsibility.... READ MORE...

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