“my melody” @ zona mista

Zona Mista, London


Curated by Nicole Tatschl
Opening: 16/09/21 at Zona Mista, Ilderton Wharf, 1-6 Rollins St, London SE15 1EP

Keiken (UK), Stine Deja (DK), Katrin Niedermeier (DE/CH), Thomas Harrington Rawle (AUS/UK), Maria Bacila (AT/RO) Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger (DK/UK)

‘We are lonely but fearful of intimacy. Digital connections and the sociable robot may offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other. We’d rather text than talk.’ Sherry Turkle – Alone Together

We share our lives with ‘intelligent’ objects such as the smartphone and the computer/laptop but most recently we have also heavily relied on Amazon’s Alexa and other devices to talk to us and help us navigate through life.

To Be Human is examining the relationship between human and machine and especially how technology can alter social behaviour but also make us lonelier. Humans and machines are in constant dialogue and it is vital that we understand the conditions of our coexistence. We correspond with each other constantly through electronic mail and contribute to electronic bulletin boards and mailing lists; join interest groups whose participants are all over the world.

We are so much like machines that we can simply extend ourselves through cyborg couplings with them but then at the same time we are learning to see ourselves as plugged in technobodies, we are describing our politics and economic life in a language that is resonant with a particular form of machine intelligence.

Combining our physical and virtual realities, we increasingly use the virtual world as a gateway to another world, one in which time does not exist. Especially since the internet has become a significant social laboratory for experimenting with the constructions and reconstructions of self that characterise postmodern life. In its virtual reality, we self-fashion and self-create.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Exhibitions Hub, Goldsmiths University of London, Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKOES) and Land Vorarlberg, Austrian Cultural Forum London and Pro Helvetia (Swiss Cultural Fund).



FitArt Connected in Isolation

Forum Kunst Rottweil, Kunst im Setzkasten, 20.9. –  1.11.2020
Eröffnung: 19.9. 2020, 19 Uhr

DA-Z, Digital Festival Zürich, 28.10.2020

Kunstlokal Rheinfelden, 6.11. –  22.11.2020

Liste, Young Art Fair, Basel, video-animation for the 25th anniversary shown only in 2021 (because the actual situation),

trailer, h.o.m.e., 2020

“transarcadia” at Kulturnacht 2018


video-still „pique dame Nr.6“, 2018, zwei Kanal, HD 16:9, audio, 5:17min, loop


Pique Dame
Eugen Onegin
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt

Interpretation, animation and installation: Katrin Niedermeier

Lilia Tripodi (Mezzosopran), Margarita Mineyeva (piano)

composed by Peter Tchaikovsky


Kulturnacht LÖWE 2018, the 04.05.2018 at 7pm and 8pm

nur_wer_die_sehnsucht_kennt_2videostill “transarkadia, nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt” , 2018, HD 32:9, audio, 3:15 min

Hyperpresence @ Liste


this video animation “virtual retrospection” is a virtual exhibition of the last 25 years of Liste seen from the perspective of a curator freed from mundane constraints such as space. The video consists of digitally reproduced artworks, photographic material and snapshots and shows various important events of the list during the last 25 years. The work retrospectively inspects the tightly woven web of an art fair like the Liste, including the artists, their artworks, galleries, visitors, the fair and its team, but also the place itself.