In our interview with the artist we talk about gamification as a means to represent violence and how the web residency project at first appears to be an orchestrated battlefield, but actually is an invitation is to take a critical look at this »maker« battlefield.
In our interview with the artist we talk about the relationship between technology, theory and art in addressing the aesthetic, ethical, and political values of image circulation of violence in our consumer media.
How can art be used as a practical response and political statement from the exile? In the interview we talked with the artist about her Web Residency project »Vigipirate Quadcopter Drone« created for the Solitude & ZKM web residencies on the topic »Violent Consumer Media« curated by Dani Ploeger.
The artist Kosta Tonev deals with the role of media technologies in the representation of reality and the contradictions of modern consumer technologies. In our interview with the artist we talked about his work and the paradox of the information age.
In the interview with Sandra Oehy, Johanna Bruckner talks about her project Molecular Sex & Synthetic Love. A project that aims at queering normative world views of intimate relations and individual-driven forms of care.
Examining the relationship between violent behavior and exposure to violent media, the latest call for the Web Residencies by Solitude & ZKM invites projects that address ‘subjective violence’.
With extensive research on online harassment, the researcher and artist Caroline Sinders explores the lack of »care« within social media systems through her Care Bot project.
Hanna Husberg and Agata Marzecova developed a simple website employing the aesthetics of the color code used to communicate the national Air Quality Index (AQI). Quotes by transcripts that recount experiences of living in the hazy Beijing air create sometimes contradictory perspectives on the phenomena.
Pedro Oliveira created a »sound essay,« in which he examines accent recognition software in asylum procedures, and challenges narratives of care around it. It serves as an entry point to or a conversation piece on the instrumentalization of voices and accents, on bodies as the site for the production of »evidence.«
Challenging the common narratives about artificial empathy and the robotic imaginary, the latest call for the Web Residencies by Solitude & ZKM invited projects that address care’s economization and instrumentalization, or shed light on forms of radical, collective, and critical care.