Sortir du désenchantement du numérique at Espace multimédia Gantner

Sortir du désenchantement du numérique at Espace multimédia Gantner

Nov 4, 2018

The Link Art Center is proud to present Sortir du désenchantement du numérique, an exhibition curated by Domenico Quaranta, Fabio Paris and Raffaël Dörig, on view at Espace multimédia Gantner, Bourogne (France) from October 13, 2018 to January 19, 2019. The exhibition is an adaptation to the new venue of the show Escaping the Digital Unease, presented at Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland in 2017. Featured artists include: 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, The Mycological Twist – Leslie Kulesh / Eloïse Bonneviot / Anne de Boer, Trevor Paglen, Tabita Rezaire, RYBN, Gordan Savičić & Bengt Sjölén, Lasse Scherffig, Erica Scourti, Yinan Song, Peter Sunde, Maddy Varner, Amy Suo Wu.

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 these alternatives.

More information and an exhibition booklet (English / French) are available on the Espace multimédia Gantner website.

The featured installation shot is courtesy Félicien Goguey.

 

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