Hybrid Layers

Short portrait of an exhibition

Short portrait of an exhibition
03.06.2017 to 07.01.2018

The exhibition »Hybrid Layers« focuses attention on a generation of artists who are engaging with the growing presence of the digital sphere and its effects on society. New perspectives on digital technologies, the Internet and social networks are shown, probing both virtual and physical manifestations of an artistic practice that is fundamentally influenced by the digital realm.

The pieces presented in the exhibition address current social, technological and aesthetic debates, and reflect on how comprehensively the digital realm influences every area of our daily life, our perception and our production of knowledge. The mediums of digital, algorithmic imaging and communication systems have now transformed all aspects of our world. Current research in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) already shows us a glimpse of what fundamental changes technological progress will bring to our lives in the future. Through their installations, videos, performances and sculptures, the artists in this exhibition respond to this hybrid interfusing of the real and the digital and scrutinize how this situation influences our globally networked world.


Video Documentary:

ZKM | Videostudio

Camera: Frenz Jordt, Martina Rotzal
Editing: Frenz Jordt
Sound Recording: Anton Kossjanenko
Voice: Frenz Jordt
Music: “Space Electronic Ambient Pack” von arty_pr, audiojungle.net