The »CODE_n« Festival at the ZKM | Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe University of Design (HfG) will be accompanied by an exhibition conceived especially for this three-day event: »dataspheres. The ZKM CODE_n Exhibition«. »Dataspheres« presents interactive media artworks from the ZKM collection and works from the »Infosphere« exhibition which was part of last year’s GLOBALE, a major event celebrating the 300th anniversary of the city of Karlsruhe and interrogating the role of art in the age of the digital revolution and its social consequences. The selection of artworks is complemented by a number of art projects by HfG students. Additionally, a special highlight of »dataspheres« is a preview of the ZKM exhibition »Hybrid Layers« which will take place in the summer of 2017. The preview features works by young artists belonging mainly to the 1980s generation, which are integrated in the main »CODE_n« Festival. The young artists’ works show the effects of the new media on our aesthetic categories and our everyday perception. In addition to the varied program of the innovation festival, these works provide visitors with an opportunity to look at digital technologies, branding, and net identity from a fresh and very different perspective.
Artists & Scientists
Bárbara Acevedo Strange & Eva Tatjana Stürmer, Riccardo Bennassi, Michael Schmid, Jörn Müller-Quade & Thomas Beth, Enrico Boccioletti, David Bowen, Emma Charles, Sterling Crispin, Rohini Devasher, Ed Fornieles, Adam Gawel, Jonathan Harris, Daniel Keller, Christian Lölkes, Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer, robotlab (Matthias Gommel, Martina Richter & Jan Zappe), Scenocosme (Gregory Lassere & Anais met den Ancxt), Adam Słowik, Superflux, Fabrizio Tamburini & Freddy Paul Grunert, Unknown Fields Division, Benoît Verjat & Ricci Donato, Anne de Vries Guan Xiao and Konrad Zuse.