Exhibition tours: The Curse of Smooth Operations

with curators Erik Bünger and Florian Wüst and exhibition artists

6 November 2022
Location: Steenweg 26
12:30 - 14:00
Location: IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture
14:30 - 16:00

On the closing day of the festival we organise two guided tours. The tours visit both exhibition locations: the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26. At the end of the second tour, the performative reading Matters of Divergence by Alena Alexandrova starts at 16:00 at Steenweg 26. You are all invited to join the performance and closing drinks.

Guided exhibition tours with curators Erik Bünger and Florian Wüst and exhibition artists:

  • 6 November 2022, 12:30 – 14:00
    Starts at Steenweg 26, ends at IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture], in presence of Anita Di Bianco and Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner

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  • 6 November 2022, 14:30 – 16:00
    Starts at IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture], ends at Steenweg 26, in presence of Anita Di Bianco and Zachary Formwalt

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About The Curse of Smooth Operations:
The fetishization of error and malfunction seems an almost ubiquitous phenomenon in the world of media art. If artists keep finding new ways to undermine the predominant technocratic system, they often remain committed to exposing and utilising the tiny cracks in this system. The Curse of Smooth Operations investigates the potential of an artistic position that stands diametrically opposed to such fetishization. The festival exhibition does not deal with the beauty of error, but with the horror of things working perfectly well. The artworks do not linger on the subversive potential of tiny bugs, but focus on the oppressiveness of a totalizing system that has been immunised against malfunction and able to perpetuate itself ad infinitum.

2 November 2022 – 8 January 2023
IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture]
Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht
With works by Danica Dakić, Zachary Formwalt, Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner and Benedikt Terwiel

2 November – 30 December 2022
Steenweg 26, Utrecht
With works by Marc Bauer, Anita Di Bianco and Vincent Graf

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