Street View

Digital panic, polarisation and crisis: A public intervention on technology in times of brief and extended crises

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Project Description

Crises present a challenge to society’s relationship to technology, as the coronavirus pandemic and climate change have so clearly demonstrated. On one hand, unprecedented masses of data have opened up new possibilities of analysis and networking, but on the other, the deluge of information has made it far more difficult to form opinions and cast doubt on our shared perception of reality. Focusing on the problematic role technology plays in times of crisis, the international art, education and technology-based non-profit collective Tactical Tech is staging the intervention “Street View” at public venues in downtown Berlin in cooperation with the HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theatre.

The project organisers wish to initiate dialogue between international artists, experts and audiences at outdoor and online locations – the same venues of encounter that predominated during the pandemic. The intervention will take place in downtown Berlin over the course of three weeks in two forms – physical and virtual. The physical exhibition will feature 20 objects ranging from photography to sculpture. Visitors can explore supplementary content in a corresponding virtual exhibition on such topics as privacy and media usage. To ensure that the intervention is accessible to a broad audience including passers-by, admission to the hybrid exhibition will be free of charge and accessible to the disabled around the clock. An accompanying programme of workshops, film screenings and tours will encourage further audience participation and discussion.


Artistic directors: Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski, Annemie Vanackere
Curators: Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski
Producer: Christy Lange
Production: Tactical Tech & HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Hybrid exhibition, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin: summer 2022

Contact

Hebbel-Theater Berlin Gesellschaft mbH

HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin
www.hebbel-am-ufer.de (external link, opens in a new window)