Dzata: Institute of Technological Consciousness

31 Mar 2023 – 2 Apr 2023

Regular hours

11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£10 / £6

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England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance of Arnolfini. The nearest stops are at The Centre and Queen Square.
  • Arnolfini is a 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A taxi rank can be found outside the station.
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Dzata is a network

Dzata is a school

Dzata is a fictional institute of technological consciousness


Prepare to enter the Dzata institute. Start by making a backpack, which is also a laboratory containing the cosmos. Traverse the realms of ancestral handwork, networks of things and people, and mobile laboratories set amongst forests floors, rivers data systems, and dreamstates. Remember to resist the glare of radiant pixels.

The fictional institute is set up by South African artists Russel Hlongwane, Francois Knoetze, and Amy Louise Wilson which is a repository of technological practices across the African continent over the past centuries. They present an in-house film made by the artists as channeled by various scientists to archive Dzata’s extensive work.

Ticketed UK premier with live score 19:30 on Friday night, with free drop-in film installation through the weekend, 11:00-18:00.

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