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
16. 6. 2020 – 16. 6. 2021
2.-20. December, Photo Kyiv 2020
Tarmak22, the sunrise sings, 23.08 – 30.09.2020
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),
idle idol first virtual exhibition at Pleasure Zone, Basel
soon to come…
Pleasure zone, virtuell exhibition, 2020
Palazzina, Basel 8th of April 2020, video idle idol, myself
Pylon- Lab, Dresden 2020
Liste, Young Art Fair, Basel, video-animation for the 25th anniversary 2020, in cooperation with HGK Basel, institute for visual Art
Arebyte Gallery, London, arebyte on screen
DA-Z, Digital Festival Zürich, 2020
Hyperconscience at Shadok, Strasbourg. Until 21st of december with a new body of work from “transarcadia 4.3”
X-Show at Atelier Mondial Vernissage 20th of September 7pm and during Oslo night 22nd with a new body of work from “transarcadia 3.3”
video-still „pique dame Nr.6“, 2018, zwei Kanal, HD 16:9, audio, 5:17min, loop
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
videostill “transarkadia, nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt” , 2018, HD 32:9, audio, 3:15 min
Finissage today! 2 -6 pm, at the Bollag, basel
“pique dame nr.6”, 2018, animation, HD 16:9, audio, 5:17min, loop
installation view “blooming”, 2017 at the Hek, Basel Dreispitz
installation view of animation “wonderworld” HD 16:9 at M54, Summe 2017, Basel
Installation view “pyrotoxin” at Summe 2017, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Kasernenstrasse 34, Basel
until 19.th november
Oslo night 2017, installation “pyrotoxin 11”
installation view of “s.o.p.” at Kunsthaus Baselland, 2017
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.