Drifting, Browsing, Cruising
A rendered graphic in purple shades, it shows a shady rock landscape inside a building.
Thu, July 08, 2021 – Mon, November 08, 2021

Taking ZKM as a site of inquiry, Theodoulos Polyviou's and Eleni Diana Elia's online extension of their site-specific VR installation becomes a place where ritual, ideology and architecture are shifted to reflect the non-religious, the sexual, and the everyday in conversation with the ideological architecture of the museum itself.

The symbolic and material boundaries of the museum are being renegotiated inviting viewers to find new ways to compromise within these reconfigured spaces.

»Fantastic Confabulations« is an online platform for virtual, yet spatial exhibitions based on architectural motifs of the building, currently occupied by ZKM | Karlsruhe. The platform is essentially a lab, that aims to generate new modes of spatial and narratological production in regards to exhibition making and production of space.

The platform, in line with the research endeavor of its host project »Beyond Matter« that inquires the virtual condition in the visual arts, investigates the relevance of art and architecture in a digital era and the ways in which their predicated relationship can challenge the conception of borders, boundaries and the ergonomic factors concerning space to become tools for political disorganization, procuring modes of queering that disrupt homogeneous normativity.

Theodoulos Polyviou and Eleni Diana Elia are currently artists-in-residence at the ZKM | Hertz-Lab. They were invited in the framework of the cooperation project Beyond Matter.

Drifting, Browsing, Cruising – the past installation at ZKM Museum Balcony

From July, 8 until August 1, 2021 the installation was open for visit at the ZKM. The symbolic and material boundaries of the museum have been renegotiated inviting viewers to find new ways to compromise within these reconfigured spaces. The silmultaneous use of the pair of headsets allowed users to encounter each other and engage in body-less drifting challenging notions of presence and embodiment.

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Exhibitions team

Felix Koberstein: Curatorial Assistant
Manfred Hauffen: Technical Manager

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union