U P C O M I N G
HI meets AI: “Der UngenauBot” and “PALM” @ TRANSMEDIALE
Saturday, 02.02.2019 / 13:30 - 15:00
The art projects Der UngenauBot and PALM playfully address human interactions with specially developed robotic and media systems, thus picking up on the festival theme of empathy in digital culture. In their work Der UngenauBot, Fabian Bircher and Ilmar Hurkxkens combine highly developed robot technology with an everyday rubber glove that performs banal activities—anunusual setting that enables new emotional approaches to robotics. With PALM, the U5 collective appropriates the methods of social media corporations, using a series of self-developed cameras to continuously stream images to a website where they can be rated. Through this, U5 raises questions of surveillance, self-portrayal, and aesthetics. The artists will present their works and discuss them with Dominik Landwehr (Digital Brainstorming, CH). In 2018, both works were granted The Migros Culture Percentage’s “Digital Culture” work grants.
Transmediale Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
Opening: 14 December 2018 / 8 pm
Exhibition: 16 December 2018 - 10 February 2019
Kunstmuseum St.Gallen Museumstrasse 32 CH-9000 St.Gallen
U5 is excited to be part of the research team „17 Volcanoes“, a research project on tourism and urbanization by Philip Ursprung & Alex Lehnerer for Singapore ETH-Centre/Future Cities Laboratory. The project runs from 2015 - 2018.