The Sound Of One Computer Thinking

30 October - 22 December

Exhibition opening hours:
Festival:   30 Oct - 03 Nov, 10:00 am - 20:00 pm
Exhibition: 06 Nov - 22- Dec, 12:00 pm - 17:00 pm

IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture is open every Wednesday to Sunday between 12:00 - 17:00 P.M.

This exhibition’s title paraphrases the zen koan, ”What is the sound of one hand clapping? to invoke a paradox or question that is essentially unanswerable. The artworks presented share an underlying concern regarding the essence of sentience. Are love, death or humour uniquely human or biological experiences? Is the digital experience truly immaterial? Is labor indistinguishable from life?

Digital manifestations of Eros and Thanatos, creation and destruction, are at play in the sensorial and sensual array of videos, installations and wearable technology on display, both enhancing the mind and body yet co-opting and commodifying our movements, thoughts, desires and affects. Do our devices control or liberate us? Compliance compulsory behaviours, training and learning are all underlying themes to these works, which tease out the nuances an complexities of how devices and behaviour intermingle and intertwine to mould and construct our ‘realities’.

The exhibition has been curated by Bárbara Perea and Jan Adriaans.
Here you can find reviews of the exhibition:

NRC: At IMPAKT you can listen to a giggling rat
Metropolis M: The Human Media Festival – IMPAKT 2019

Regular € 4,-
Discount € 3,-
Free admission with HKU student pass.
You get one free admission for the whole exhibition with a festival pass or a festival day pass.

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