THE WORLD WITHOUT US. NARRATIVES ON THE AGE OF NON-HUMAN ACTORS
22 October 2016 - 5 March 2017
HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein) at Dortmunder U - Centre for Art and Creativity
In „The World Without Us“ humans will be replaced by machines, Artificial Intelligences will be optimized by other AIs and algorithms will be programmed by self-learning algorithms. In this way a radically different, post-anthropocentric world could develop where non-human life forms would eventually prove to be better adaptable than humans.
The artists in this exhibition explore the possibility of an ecology after man – an age of the post-Anthropocene, in which other “life” forms, such as algorithms, artificial intelligence, artificially created nanoparticles, genetically modified micro-organisms and seemingly monstrous plants, have taken control of the world.
This new era, which has already begun, albeit imperceptibly, is the age of non-human actors.
Artists: Morehshin Allahyari (IR) & Daniel Rourke (GB), Timo Arnall (NO), LaTurbo Avedon (US), Will Benedict (US/FR), David Claerbout (BE), Laurent Grasso (FR), Sidsel Meineche Hansen (DK), Wanuri Kahiu (KE), Ignas Krunglevicius (LT/NO), Mark Leckey (GB), Eva & Franco Mattes (IT/US), Yuri Pattison (GB), Julien Prévieux (FR), Suzanne Treister (GB), Pinar Yoldas (TR/US)
Curated by Inke Arns.
Further information, detailed dates and programme: hmkv.de
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Main funders of the HMKV
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW
Videoproduction by David Figura (kulturfilm.eu)
Music: Silent Assassin - LookingBackForward /&/ Silent Assassin - AsianNightmares