Watch Your Bubble!
Über Grenzen, Mannigfaltigkeit und Erweiterungen / About Borders, Multiplicity and Extensions
Ausstellung / Exhibition
mit/with: Kim Albrecht, Albert Barbu, Marisa Benjamim, Rachel Bernstein, Valentina Berthelon, Marta Dell’Angelo, Magali Desbazeille, Andrés Galeano, Muriel Gallardo, Thorsten Goldberg, Julia Krahn, PSJM, Casey Reas, Aiko Tezuka, Tomoyuki Ueno
Mittwoch/Wednesday, 9.5.2018, 19:00
Begrüßung/Welcome: Veronika Witte, Künstlerische Leitung/Artistic Director
Einführung/Introduction: Nicole Loeser, Kuratorin/Curator
Ausstellung/Exhibition: 10.5.- 23.6.2018, Di-Sa/Tue-Sat 13:00-19:00
Konferenz / Conference
mit/with: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Prof. Ólafur Elíasson, Dr. Joerg Fingerhut, Prof. Dr. Vittorio Gallese, Simon Guendelman, Prof. Dr. Vincent Hendricks, Dr. Laura Kaltwasser, Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler, Prof. Pietro Montani, Prof. Dr. Jesse Prinz, Prof. Dr. Andreas Roepstorff, Dr. Marjan Sharifi
Donnerstag/Thursday, 17.5.2018, 18:00
Einführung/Introduction: Dr. Laura Kaltwasser und/and Simon Guendelman, Projektinitiator*innen/Project initiators
Performance von/by Marisa Benjamim
Weitere Informationen und detailliertes Programm / Further information and detailed program:
Across the disciplinary boundaries of philosophy, social psychology, neuroscience and aesthetics, the project considers the complex origins of social and personal identities as constitutive processes of demarcation and delimitation. Within the framework of an exhibition, conference and related events, the project explores the interface between these varied studies and promotes the productive exchange between the arts and sciences.
Inspired by contemporary social phenomena that reciprocally shape and arise from digitization, migration, globalization, transculturalism and other dynamics of hypermodern societies, Watch Your Bubble! conceives identities as biologically, historically, culturally, and socially determined, and as a constantly changing process.
The project includes recent discussions about social bubbles—that is, the isolation and separation of groups according to their preferences, but also across languages, habits, style, personality among others. The bubble metaphor applies to the ever growing atomization of our societies, where individuals relate less and less with others through enacted “real” interpersonal relations, relying more and more on mediated forms of digital interaction (e.g. social networks).
Watch Your Bubble! offers an interdisciplinary and discursive platform for the open-minded reflection and discussion of individual and social phenomena on the basis of partly interactive installations, objects, paintings, videos, performances, lectures and discussions with artists, curators and scientists.