Sophie Belair Clement
A group show within Isea2010 Ruhr - The International Symposium on Electronic Art. The exhibition explores the aesthetics of this confidence by questioning its status, attempting to challenge the audience's convictions and by encouraging a reflected dialogue with machines and media. The works in the show point to the desires as well as the ethical and emotional dilemmas that arise from this attitude of trust.
Curated by Andreas Broeckmann and Stefan Riekeles
With works by Seiko Mikami (jp), Carsten Nicolai (de), knowbotic research (ch/at/de), Milica Tomić (rs), Ariel Guzik (mx), Joan Leandre (es), Joyce Hinterding (au), Julien Maire (de/fr), Naeem Mohaiemen (bd), HC Gilje (no), Sophie Bélair Clément (qc/ca), Konrad Becker (at), Verena Friedrich (de), Antoine Schmitt (fr)
Trust is a major factor in all human relations and it is the basis of communication. We trust the validity of rules, codes and conventions, and we have confidence in others. The same goes for media and technical systems as we entrust them with our wishes and longings. One may hold a nagging doubt and suspicion about them, yet we feel an urge to keep faith with the apparatuses and their simulacra when we consign them to tell us a good story, to convey the truth, and to make our lives better, healthy, and wholesome.
The group exhibition TRUST explores the aesthetics of this confidence by questioning its status, attempting to challenge the audience’s convictions and by encouraging a reflected dialogue with machines and media. The works in the show point to the desires as well as the ethical and emotional dilemmas that arise from this attitude of trust.
TRUST is funded by Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia).
The International Symposium on Electronic Art is one of the most important festivals for digital and electronic art. Being one of the projects of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture, the symposium will be held in Germany for the first time this year! At several venues in the cities of Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, the festival presents current works and debates in Media Art worldwide. To that end, international artists and scholars will meet in the Ruhr metropolitan area. More than one hundred speakers will present recent developments in contemporary art and digital culture and exchange ideas with local creatives.
ISEA2010 RUHR is one of the first international opening events for the new Dortmund U - Centre for Art and Creativity where the exhibition TRUST and the E-Culture Fair will be hosted. In three phases the festival will stretch out across the Ruhr region. The opening weekend from 20 to 22 August 2010 at PACT Zollverein in Essen includes an international performance and workshop programme. Dortmund will be the main venue for the ISEA2010 RUHR conference and a week-long music programme from 23 to 27 August 2010. Focusing on sound, light and ecological aspects, the festival will end with art in public space and thematically framed conference panels on the weekend of 28 to 29 August 2010 in Duisburg.
ISEA2010 RUHR at the Dortmunder U
Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund Contact: 0049.231.55752121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Carsten Nicolai
Press Contact: Karin Bellmann, Sonja Herrmann
ISEA2010 RUHR c/o HMKV · Güntherstraße 65 · 44143 Dortmund fon +49.231.55 752122 · fax +49.231.8820240 email@example.com
Opening: Fri 30 July 2010, 19:00h with a performance by Antoine Chessex and Thomas Ankersmit
Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity
Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund
Opening hours: Thur–Fri 14:00–20:00h, Sat–Sun 10:00-20:00
additionally: Mon 23–Sun 29 August 2010, 10:00h–20:00h
Admission: € 5/3