The works within the exhibition are based on natural sciences and cybernetics. Profusely detailed and vastly imaginative, these works conceptualize the frail balance of cohabitation of living beings on Earth. Inspired, on the one hand, by latest scientific research, and the imaginings of posthuman subjectivity, as well as political and ethical assessments about the future on the other, these works frequently venture into exciting and experimental theories.
By addressing issues such as pollution, interspecies communication, climate change, the posthuman body and the Anthropocene, the works underscore the need for new values and ethical principles. The selected artists are far from being indifferent to life, rather, they create their own visions and narratives, thus integrating the long-disconnected notions of nature and the human.
Curators: Tereza Teklić & Olga Majcen Linn (KONTEJNER)
EMAP – European Media Art Platform partners are: Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens, Greece), Antre Peaux (Bourges, France), Foundation for Art & Creative Technology - FACT (Liverpool, United Kingdom), IMPAKT (Utrecht, Netherlands), LaBoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, Spain), M-Cult (Helsinki, Finland), RIXC (Riga, Latvia), WRO Center for Media Foundations (Wrocław, Poland), Werkleit Centre for Media Art (Halle, Germany) and KONTEJNER.