John Craig Freeman
Consisting of symposium, workshops and performances, the Digital Art Weeks program offers insight into current research and innovations in art and technology as well as illustrating resulting synergies in a series of performances during the Digital Art Weeks Festival each year, making artists aware of impulses in technology and scientists aware of the possibilities of application of technology in the arts.
The meeting point between Art and Technology at ETH Zurich
Artistic direction Art Clay
The Digital Art Weeks Festival program is concerned with the application of digital technology in the arts. Consisting of symposium, workshops and performances, the Digital Art Weeks program offers insight into current research and innovations in art and technology as well as illustrating resulting synergies in a series of performances during the Digital Art Weeks Festival each year, making artists aware of impulses in technology and scientists aware of the possibilities of application of technology in the arts.
Place Relations Exhibition
Location: Kunstraum Walcheturm, daily from 14:00 - 20:00
Vernissage & Apéro: Tuesday, July 10, 14:00 - 17:00
About the Place Relations Exhibition
The import of location in place-based artworks represents a set of relations that become visible as they are affected or reconfigured. The artists in this exhibition explore the potential of public space, geographic territory, architectural location, social relations, online informational media, and virtual 3D worlds to form situational works. Their methods include participatory performance, field documentation, new media interactivity and mixed media installation. Results emerge as a hybrid reading of community venture, memory map, psychogeographic inquiry and information aesthetics. The works are situational in revealing the conditions or potential of place. They appear momentarily, as a shift in the relations of everything that blends into city life, distant landscape, or the event-stream of global digital space.
Cabling Madness Exhibition
Location: Cabaret Voltaire, daily from 11:00 to 19:00
About the Cabling Madness Exhibition
In addtion to the performances scheduled under the title "Cabled Madness", the programme at the Cabaret Voltaire this year will have a number of artworks on display. In support of Weizenbaum's excess and error criticism with its warning against the no-need-to-think condition of the "terror-error", electronic madness is now being expressed by artists using technologies in a civic manner for the aesthetic enrichment of artist and viewer alike. Regardless of the mode of expression, this new era of art, technology (and error) is upon us:
Captain Speaking: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I have some good news and I have some bad news: The good news is that we have a very strong tail wind. And we're doing 1.400 miles per hour over land, the bad news is that all of our navigatin instruments are out and we don't know where we are and we don't know where we're going. And that's our situation, our science and technology is a tail wind the like of which we've never had before. We're going so god damn fast.
Cargobar Basel (CHE)
Manfred Kroboth (DEU)
Low Voltage Exhibition
Location: ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, Daily from 14:00 - 17:00
About the Low Voltage Exhibition
''Coming soon" would be the one statement that a curator would use to signal the process of filling one of the largest halls in Zurich with art works of high international character and at the same time making sure that these same art works worked in a clubbing situation. So beyond the animalism of club visitors, the "put your mind on ice" situation of a chill out room and the absolute necessity of remaining fool and idiot proof, the exibition content proves not only the Digital Art Weeks "coolness", but the fact that exhibitions that can have a hard core intellectual edge hidden in the shadows of retinal beauty are "coming soon". To paraphrase what Marcel Duchamp perhaps once uttered in a soft voice during that timeless moment between chess moves: Let us go beyond the art of the retina and seep into the inner world of the mind...
Exhibition Host: Carla Stoppini, ewz.
Art Clay (CHE)
Louis-Philippe Demers (CAN)
Urs Jaeggi (CHE)
Corrina Mattner (DEU)
Luke Murphy (USA)
Sebastian Ulbrich (DEU)
Lars Vaupel (DEU)
Pablo Ventura (ESP)
Tuesday, July 10 to Saturday, July 15
Swiss Remake Exhibition
Location: Zurich main station
"Our only security is our ability to change"
Exhibition Host: Martina Eberle, Nova Project Leader
Participating Artists and Collaborators
Art Clay (USA), Artistic Concept
Tom Stricker (CHE), Programming
Billie Pate (USA), Assistance
Andrew Jones (NLD), Texts
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Different venues - Zurich