Exhibition

Ghost in the Machine

29 Apr 2016 – 25 Jun 2016

Regular hours

Friday
14:00 – 18:00
Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
14:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
14:00 – 18:00
Thursday
14:00 – 18:00

Eigen + Art Lab

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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AG GEIGE
WILLIAM BASINSKI
RICHARD BUCKMINSTER FULLER
WILLIAM CROOKES
ELPH VS COIL
ANNE-JAMES CHATON
DELIA DERBYSHIRE
JACOB EPSTEIN
ALFRED EISENSTAEDT
HEINZ VON FOERSTER
SIGMUND FREUD
MARK FELL
CARSTEN GEBHARDT
MARTIN L. GORE
GRÖNLUND-NISUNEN
CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLFF
PONTUS HULTÉN
E.T.A. HOFFMANN
RYOJI IKEDA
IMMANUEL KANT
FRIEDRICH KITTLER
GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER
GYÖRGY LIGETI
MERZBOW
CONLON NANCARROW
PANASONIC
NAM JUNE PAIK
FRANCIS PICABIA
MARKO PELJHAN
PAUL VAN REEUWIJK
GERHARD RICHTER
WOLFRAM A. SCHEFFLER
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
NIKOLA TESLA
JACQUES DE VAUCANSON
LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN
IANNIS XENAKIS
SIEGFRIED ZIELINSKI ... ETC.

Human beings build contraptions to fulfill specific tasks, yet we often forget that complex mechanical-systems also develop a life of their own. This independent existence is usually a byproduct, something unexpected and absent from the device’s original plan. The exhibition, “ghost in the machine” explores this subject through a collection of objects, recordings, books, scripts, and writings. The collection shows processes of self-organization with unscheduled, faulty or erroneous mechanical sequences. Playing with the term „Deus ex machina“, the machine is presented here as a device of deception: an autonomous producer of unnatural, unforeseen effects.

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