27. Mai 2011 - 18. September 2011
Together in Electric Dreams. Absent presence.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Stefan Baltensperger & David Siepert, Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz, Jonathan Harris & Sep Kamvar, Esther Hunziker, Markus Kison, Oliver Laric, Marc Lee, Unsworn Industries
The House of Electronic Arts is dedicated to exploring art that employs media technology and reflects on the social, economic and political aspects of our daily use of “electronics”— the media technologies that now saturate our everyday lives. The exhibition “Together in Electric Dreams” epitomizes our commitment to this agenda. It addresses the absent presence, one of the fundamental aspects of our electronic lives. Whether talking on the phone, tuning in to a live broadcast, chatting, skyping, streaming, or watching webcam images, we find ourselves suspended in the interim zone shadowed by the absent presence. We are present in a shared space or moment of communication, experience the same spectrum of perception yet, in physical terms, we are simultaneously worlds apart.
Curated by Raffael Dörig