Stories for a more-than-human world is a group exhibition with a series of talks, performances, screenings and walks through the park. Over eight artists present their works at the intersection of technologies and nature.
Participating artists: Christian Faubel & Wolfgang Spahn, Benjamin Grosser, Bianca Kennedy & Felix Kraus, reiner maria matysik, Margherita Pevere, Alexandra R. Toland, ℌEXOℜℭℑSMOS, Désirée Förster
The invited positions for the exhibition range from sculptures, drawings and video, to installations with electronics or living bio-matter. The main selection criteria was that the works emphasize a non-anthropocentric shift and critically or playfully investigate understandings ofn a present where the impact of technology – be it on the environment or on our own bodies – is ubiquitous.
The increasing permeation of technology in nature has come to the point that nature seems to be inseparable, if not unimaginable, without technology. Ubiquitous examples thereof are online maps, the digitization of landscape and roads, or the engineering of natural beings such as plants and animals and their placement as products, but also the advancement of artificial intelligence in all areas of society. At the same time, most of these developments are made for humans or with human improvement in mind.
What would happen, if we manage to abandon these anthropocentric views and take on the perspective of other life forms? What reactions could such a shift of viewpoints trigger? Could humans and (conscious) machines co-exist? Can technology actually help to solve environmental issues?
more-than-human also wishes for a more humane human that acknowledges views of a pluralist and diverse universe. Being more humane by being less ego-human but more earth-bound.
This project is realized thanks to funding by the Bezirkskulturfonds Berlin-Lichtenberg.