Location: Het Huis Studio 2
In this series of videos the interface shows itself as an intimate mediator. It seems to know better how our body behaves than we do ourselves. It takes over our voices and tells us how our body sleeps, behaves in crowds, and builds relationships. To who should we listen to?
Timothy Nohe, Bell Labs Mosh (US 2018, 5 min)
Jon Rafman, Poor Magic (CA 2017, 7 min)
Jon Rafman, Disasters Under the Sun (CA 2017, 7 min)
Anna Ádahl, Di-Simulated Crowds (SE 2018, 13 min)
Chen Xi, This is the Story of PEW (CN 2016, 10 min)
Martin Kohout, Slides (UK/DE 2017, 22 min)
Timothy Nohe― Artist
Timothy Nohe is an artist, composer and educator engaging traditional and electronic media in civic life and public places. His work has been focused upon sustainability and place, as well as musical and video works for dance and live performance. Nohe has presented work at: ISEA: Paris and the Baltic Sea; Ars Electronica, Linz; Danish Institute of Electro-Acoustic Music; Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Fed Square, Melbourne; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Jon Rafman― Artist
In his video films and installations, Canadian artist Jon Rafman (1981, Montreal) explores the social effects of digital media. The artist is fascinated by how the boundless possibilities of the Internet and virtual platforms affect and redefine our behaviour, social life, and even personal identity. In his work he oscillates between wit, melancholy and alienation. Rafman is regarded as one of the leading artists of the digital age, and has a huge online following.
Anna Ådahl― Artist
Anna Ådahl is a Swedish artist and researcher. She uses the tools of assemblage and montage where found footage meets newly shot images and where ready-mades are used as props in spatial narratives. Over the past decade the notion and politics of crowds has been central in Anna Ådahl´s artistic practice. In numerous works she has been observing and examining the relationship and politics between the individual and the mass as well as the language of the body in relation to the psychological or physical space that surrounds it. Within her current practice based PhD at the Royal College of Art in London, adressing how new technologies shape our collective behaviour, her focus has turned towards the aesthetics and the politics of contemporary crowds, operating in a new computational realm.
Chen Xi― Artist
Chen Xi was born in China (1985), graduated from Jiangnan University(BA) in 2008, then graduated from ECNU(MA) in 2012. He currently works and lives in Beijing. His works relied on the exploration of personal experience, and the creation of fictional histories for the immediate present. His recent screenings include: FIRST International Film Festival _Narrative feature competition (Xining, China, 2018). Different Shorts screened at Art Basel Hong Kong exhibition centre Theatre. (2017,2018,2019). RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/BERLIN(Gaîté Lyrique PARIS and Haus der Kulturen der Welt BERLIN, 2017) His recent exhibitions include: Ideal Person (A+ Contemporary, solo, 2018). ∞ (A+ Contemporary, solo, 2016), Preserved Wilderness (A307, solo, 2015). Shanghai Project-Seeds of Time (HIMALAYAS MUSEUM, 2017), Moments and More(OCATshanghai, 2017), , Community of Celibates (Shanghai Gallery of Art, 2016), Evolution of Model (A+ Contemporary, 2015), Ode to Joy (Star Gallery, 2015), The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition(CAFA Art Museum, 2015), Ministry of Truth II(Boers-Li Gallery, 2014), Design Shanghai (PSA, 2013), Nonexistent Reality (Chambers Fine Art, 2013), Time Of The Dragon (Rauma Art Museum, Finland, 2012).
Martin Kohout― Artist
Berlin-based, Czech-born artist Martin Kohout’s early study background is in film (FAMU, Prague) and fine arts (UdK, Berlin and Städelschule, Frankfurt). His work has a strong grounding in research, both academic and qualitative. His practice spans a wide range of medium such as film, sculpture, installation, print, events, and publications. In addition to that he produces music under the name of TOLE and runs a small publishing house TLTRPreß. In 2017, Martin won the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for young Czech artists. Martin works with Exile in Vienna, Austria, and Polansky Gallery in Prague and Brno, Czech Republic. Martin is also a teaching assistant at The Studio of Photography at AAAD in Prague.