July 2, 2010 - International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) - Trust
July 2, 2010


knowbotic research
© knowbotic research

31 July – 5 September 2010

Fri 30 July 2010, 19:00h

Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity
44137 Dortmund


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.

Curated by Andreas Broeckmann and Stefan Riekeles.

TRUST is funded by Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia).

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

ISEA2010 RUHR at the Dortmunder U
Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund
Contact: 0049.231.55752121, info@isea2010ruhr.org

ISEA2010 RUHR, 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, is a project of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture, and is hosted by medienwerk.nrw. ISEA2010 RUHR is organised by Hartware MedienKunstVerein under the auspices of the ISEA International Foundation and is funded by RUHR.2010 GmbH, the minister-president of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Dortmund and the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia. In cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education, the Federal Foreign Office, PACT Zollverein, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Dortmunder U, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Kulturwerft Ruhrort, Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund, VHS Dortmund.


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