Web Residencies by Solitude & ZKM
Various graphics, one of it depicting human wrinkled skin tissue, lie on a background of universe.
A presentation within the exhibition »Open Codes«
Thu, February 15, 2018 – Sun, August 05, 2018

What are creative minds working on worldwide? What are the concerns? What are their questions? And what artistic answers do they provide to recent developments in technology, society, and the Internet? The ZKM presents »Web Residencies«, a cooperation between the Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Center for Art and Media, as part of the »Open Codes« exhibition.

The »Web Residencies« were launched in 2016 by the Akademie Schloss Solitude with the aim of encouraging young talents on the international digital scene and artists from all disciplines dealing with web-based practices. ZKM has been program partner since 2017.

Six calls were published in the past two years, roughly 550 artists, coders, designers and scientists submitted ideas, 22 of them were awarded web residencies. In two years, a unique international network and online archive of various digital disciplines has been created, which is continuously expanding.

The presentation in the »Open Codes« exhibition invites you to get to know the calls of six curators or curators collectives as well as the web residents’ projects and concepts. »Open Codes«, an exhibition on digital culture that is an art exhibition, co-working space and lounge at the same time, provides the ideal setting.

The range of calls and submissions includes aesthetic, social and political topics: from the question of the decentralization of Net Art, the potential of virtual reality, the horizon of speculative scenarios of our future, the relationship between art and whistleblowing, the aesthetic possibilities of chaos and pattern generation up to the question of our relationship with artificial intelligence. The »Web Residencies« provide insight into creative and conceptual practices in dealing with the current paradigms in art and society.

With concepts and projects by the curators / curators collectives Netro, Mario Doulis, Apparatus 22, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Claudia Maté as well as Nora O Murchú and the web residents Haseeb Ahmed, Brud, Alan Butler & Elaine  Hoey, Hang Do Thi Duc, Polly Gregson, Travis Hallenbeck, Adam Harvey, Institute for New Feeling, Dina Karadžić, Vedran Gligo, Lauren McCarthy, Manuel Minch, Joanna Moll, Jan Nikolai Nelles, Nora Al-Badri, Eric Parren, Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken, Paul Simon Richards, Jean-Michel Rolland, Jeremy Rotsztain, Nicolas Sassoon, Jeffrey Alan Scudder, Megan Snowe and Marloes de Valk.

Exhibitions team

Jenny Starick

Organization / Institution
Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM | Center for Art and Media

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