Me and My Machine
An Exhibition of Art Education
Duration: 19 September 2021 to 6 February 2022
Our relationships with digital devices have become closer during the pandemic, maybe even closer than we would wish for. Digital technology helps us make connections and it can take the place of face-to-face encounters like a prosthesis. It expands our sensorium and creates projection surfaces for our desires. Digital helpers are increasingly tailored to our intimate human needs. But can human closeness really be relegated to a machine?
The exhibition “Me and My Machine” sheds light on the symbiosis between humans and digital machines. In both humorous and serious ways, it questions our current relationship to everyday digital tools: Where are the possibilities and limits? How are our desires satisfied and how do dependencies and impotence in the face of problems in our society manifest themselves?
The exhibition invites visitors to experiment with creative digital tools, to interact with paintings and installations and to interrogate their own bodies. Visitors will be able to enter virtual worlds and be encouraged to exchange ideas about changing habits and about their experiences with delimitation and return.
The participating artists are: Ant Eye (Hanneke Klaver und Tosca Schift), Sophie de Oliveira Barata (The Alternative Limb Project), Aram Bartholl, Candoco Dance Company, Beate Gärtner, Susanna Hertrich, Tomasz Kwapien, Till Nachtmann and Stefan Silies, Johanna Reich, Becker Schmitz.