The exhibition Open Codes. Connected Bots, co-organized by Chronus Art Center (CAC) and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany. The exhibition includes artworks based on computer code, as well as artworks that reveal how deeply such code has penetrated our lives, societies, geopolitical situations, fiscal systems, labour conditions, infrastructure, environment, and even the perception of our own source code, DNA. Supported by swissnex China, Pro Helvetia Shanghai and Vitra, the exhibition opened on July 20, 2019 and remain on view through October 7, 2019.
Open Codes brings computing and art together in various ways. It is a new form of assembly, combining practical knowledge of computer code and critical artistic approaches in a single venue. The project seeks to empower its participants to regain access to reality through instruments of thought and to reflect on the genealogy and current social impact of digital code, computer programming, and software.
The current iteration of this project focuses on the affective resonance of algorithms and the reciprocal, perceptual entanglements of computational simulacra and physical reality. The ability to navigate the world of code, hand in hand with digital literacy, are essential to contemporary society in the age of planetary-scale computation, especially when algorithmic agents are designed to influence public opinion.
The educational program is a collaborative project between Chronus Art Center (CAC) and House of Electronic Arts (HeK) in Switzerland. During the exhibition period, around 6 Swiss artists, designers who works at the intersection of digital art, design, computer science, artificial intelligence and etc. will come to CAC for public lectures and workshops, aiming at creating a creative platform for the kind of working method that underpins the importance of collaboration and communication between different areas, thus promoting the innovative image of Switzerland. More detailed information will be announced soon.
Christian LÖLKES, Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS, and ZHANG Ga
aaajiao, Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman, Bleeptrack, James Bridle, Max Cooper and Andy Lomas, Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, DISNOVATION.ORG , Jonas Eltes, César Escudero Andaluz and Martín Nadal, GUO Cheng, Bernd Lintermann, Shawn Maximo, Joana Moll, Sebastian Schmieg, Adam Slowik, Nye Thompson, WANG Changcun, Peter Weibel and Christian Lölkes, ZKM|Hertz-Lab, 996.ICU