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!MEDIENGRUPPE BITNIK Exhibition

Laboratory of Art and Form – LOAF

Part I 22.02.2020 – 6.04.2020
!Mediengruppe Bitnik: Old Work
Part II 11.04.2020 – 9.05.2020
!Mediengruppe Bitnik: New Work

Opening reception for the new artwork and artist talk:
11.04.2020
Venue: Laboratory of Art and Form

!Mediengruppe Bitnik – Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo – are Zurich/Berlin based contemporary artists working on and with the internet. Their practice expands from the digital to affect physical spaces, often intentionally applying loss of control to challenge established structures and mechanisms. !Mediengruppe Bitnik’s works formulate fundamental questions concerning contemporary issues.

Ashley Madison Angels at Work in Lausanne, 51-channel installation, EPEL ArtLab Lausanne, 2017

For the exhibition in LOAF, the artists will explore the realities of the current digital scene, such as government surveillance and cyber security, and address the significance of social awareness. Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo will come to Kyoto to present their new art piece which will be on display from 11th April 2020 till 9th May 2020.

Prior to that, from 22nd February 2020 till 6th April 2020, LOAF will host screenings of the artists’ previous works: Random Darknet Shopper (2014 – 2016), Delivery For Mr. Assange (2013), Surveillance Chess (2012), CCTV – A Trail Of Images (2008), Opera Calling (2007).

Random Darknet Shopper, exhibition views, Kunst Halle St. Gallen, 2014

On the 11th of April there will be an artist talk with Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo as well as a former NHK director Kensuke Kishi (Zero Years After the War: Tokyo Black Hole ) and a professor of the Graduate School of Global Arts from Tokyo University of the Arts Yoshitaka Mori.

Laboratory of Art and Form – LOAF

286 -13 Komeyacho Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602 – 8034 Japan

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