In the animation Freeze Frame by Soetkin Verstegen, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside. The work was mainly realized during her residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2018. Read the introductory interview with the artist.
Wandering thoughts about the present state, the virus, and human conditions. Voin Voinov recalls long-lost communication skills to enter the stage of global interconnectedness, a way of caring for and feeling the world.
Hannah Star Rogers and Steffany Suze Boucher’s poetic sculpture collaboration constructs a hybrid aquasphere in digital form.
For Ana Mendes' blog »On Drawing«, she spoke with the South Korean artist Sun Choi, who takes an experimental approach to painting. Educated at the Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Choi questions the nature of art as well as the western canons imposed onto Korean art.
The exhibition Our Loves Are Not Only Human shows artistic works in which the social and ethical dimensions of care between humans, non-humans, other species, and the world of things collide.
The protagonists of Susanna Flock's latest video work »I don't exist yet« are different shaped, bright green, clumsy objects. The work looks in a strangely funny-uncomfortable way at stand-ins (placeholders) of computer animated characters – not yet digital bodies – their realities and substitute realities.
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.
In this manifesto, Nishant Shah juror of the Hash Award 2020 emphasizes the web-residencies that ambitiously, provocatively, and radically responded to the calls. In dealing with the imminent failure of future and the future of our unfolding failure they were strongest when they asked for a system reboot in order to liberate ourselves.
The latest cinematographic work ziyaret, visit by Aykan Safoğlu – the second part of a trilogy – is an attempt to sensitively deal with loss and transgression while visiting graves on the Old St. Matthew’s Cemetery in Berlin.
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.
An image gallery of drawings by artist Patrizia Bach on the selective perception of the past and the process of writing history.
In the work of visual artist Patrizia Bach, Walter Benjamin’s thoughts on writing history lead to drawings that mediate past and present.
A story about a summer rhapsody of two young fellows who, however, also have a heavy heart.
Conversation Room is an acoustically isolated space specially designed for voice that houses conversations between the artist Ariel Bustamante, a Bosch employee, and a computer. This computer is equipped with a simple AI algorithm that allows it to converse with the participants, although it has its own, incomprehensible language.
Mitra Wakil and Fabian Hesse, WimmelResearch-fellows at Platform 12, are two visual artists interested in open-access labs and in turning 3D technologies into social tools. During their time at Bosch’s Center for Research and Advance Engineering in Renningen, they initiated workshops inviting Bosch’s researchers to perform for 3D bodyscans.
WimmelResearch fellow Alexander Werle, who took part in Platform 12 in spring 2018, launched his project with the questions: »How diverse are mobility needs? What about confidence in technology? How do reality and research reality overlap?«
WimmelResearch fellow Julian Palacz reflects on topics about privacy, mass surveillance, and the use of consumer electronics. In his projects at Robert Bosch GmbH, he focuses on the digital and physical traces we leave behind.
The artist Antoni Rayzhekov, a WimmelResearch fellow at Platform 12 in fall 2018, created a sound synthesis with an instrument specially designed in collaboration with sculptor Dimiter Ovtcharov. It turns bacteria living on coins and banknotes into sound. Find a video documentation of his project here.
Artist and WimmelResearch fellow Anna Gohmert focussed in her work at the Bosch Research Campus’s Platform 12 on an important part of our body – the hands. Grasping, controlling, waiting, typing, arranging, and doing nothing are movements and operations in the daily work that Gohmert documented.
Elisabeth Holland has an eerie feeling the morning when suddenly her telephone rings. In his new novel In Our Other Lives (Little A, 2020), Theodore Wheeler tells a story of public pain, private loss, and religious extremism that spans between American evangelical ideologies and the the beliefs of Pasthuns.
A review of Todd Phillip's "Joker" that takes a feminist perspective and asks: do we want a 'joke' that substitutes bullying masculinity with another destructive masculinity version?
In this article, the organizers Paula Kohlmann and Mareen Wrobel, look back on their experiences with the Soft Power Palace Festival.
In a series of statements that explore the essence of belonging and of living in New York City, Nyamor reflects on appearance and disappearance in a metropolis. In a place like New York City, arrival and departure is constant, and with it the vacuum of memory and reinvention.