Escaping the Digital Unease
Domenico Quaranta, Fabio Paris, Raffaël Dörig
After 25 years of the World Wide Web it has become commonplace that our life also happens in digital communication spaces. But unease spreads in this digital life.
While we’re using products by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and find them useful and indispensable, we’ve become aware of the dominance of such big players. Their services form our thoughts and commodify the ideas of frienship and exchange. We do not surf the wild web anymore, but are fed with feeds, receiving more and more of the same, based on algorithmic extrapolations of our preferences.
Since the beginning of the web, artists have built their own spaces and channels there. They have created artworks that reacted to commodification and restrictions in a critical way. The exhibition presents this alternatives.
Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, James Bridle, F.A.T. Lab († 2015), Elisa Giardina Papa, Félicien Goguey, Benjamin Grosser, Hackteria, JODI, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud, Olia Lialina, Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg, DISNOVATION.ORG, Joana Moll & Cédric Parizot, Trevor Paglen, Tabita Rezaire, RYBN, Gordan Savičić & Bengt Sjölén, Lasse Scherffig, Erica Scourti, Yinan Song, Peter Sunde, Maddy Varner, Amy Suo Wu.
Sortir du désenchantement du numérique an exhibition builted for the Espace multimédia Gantner, from Raus aus dem Digitalen Unbehagen produced in 2017 by Kunsthaus Langenthal (Switzerland).
Opening on Saturday 13th October at 5 p.m in Espace multimédia Gantner