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17:00 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr

OTHER-Control vs. SELF-Determination

With artists from the exhibition of the Weizenbaum Conference 2022 and students of the University of the Arts Berlin, on the curse and blessing of technological developments.

The fear of surveillance, Digital Ids, voluntary self optimization and convenience can nudge us more and more to a social credit system and reduce us to a set of data controlled by algorithms, which always represent predominant power structures. The projects from the different courses of the UdK Berlin express the multitudes of topics and creative counter measures – from the human machine relationship, loss of individual freedom, media manipulation, abandoned virtual worlds, genetic optimization and the creation of artificial companions out of loneliness as well as devices against spying software and the exit from the meta verse back to reality.

The investigative research works by the artists from the Weizenbaum exhibition raise awareness of the control and misuse of personal data and present solutions how to resist and counteract.

Curated by Ilka Schaumberg (UdK) and Bianca Herlo and Daniel Irrgang (Weizenbaum Institute) 
Artists: Adam Harvey, Joana Moll, Danja Vasiliev, Julian Oliver, Sarah Grant and Juan Pablo Garcia Sossa

Opening with digital Artist Talk Adam Harvey,
Friday 8 July, 19:00
Exhibition: Tuesday – Friday, 12.00 – 18:00, 9th to 24th July 2022