autobiographical.rituals

autobiographical.rituals exhibition, a part of Transmediale & CTM / Vorspiel 2017, took place in Greenhouse Berlin, 25.02-03.03.2017
Curated by Moana Mayall & Natalia Fentisova

Whereas social and technological systems are strongly interlaced, our identities expand as an open network of connections, also subjected to surveillance and commercial exploitation. In the realm of digital content, the personal experience is always in danger of being captured, measured and controlled. However, there are always vanishing points through which life escapes, as a sensitive and singular experience in the world. One’s identity is better described as flux, a continuous process, or, as Flusser said, “knots of relations”- once these knots are untied, there’s no stable “core” to hold on to. In this sense, to share our life experience always means to activate “mutual intersections between social and inter-subjective fields”.
How can autobiographical approaches collaborate in bringing about new formats, poetics and critical reflections within an unprecedented context of collective self-exposure? In the times of constantly developing artificial intelligence, what is the role of “the human” today?

“autobiographical.rituals” brings together artists from in and outside Greenhouse Berlin, with video screenings, multimedia installations, interactive objects and audiovisual performances reflecting on these questions in the context of digital art and culture. Our specific program on experimental music and sound art will consist of 3 nights of live performances.

1 week of events: exhibition + performances + concerts + video screenings
with colectivo d-brana, ekaterina craftsova, iga swiesciak, kuesti fraun, marie-pascale hardy, moana mayall, enrika myskovskaja & inga ivanova, ioan human, linea & damn jar, natalia fentisova & tempuscorporum, marcelo vaz, andrea monticciolo, samin son, tide 6000, madelen isa, tringa & platonic cozmik onion kita 2.5, ron guetta & yoav ruda, edda manriquez, michael higgins