The fragility of ecosystems, their sustainability, and alternative and renewable energy sources formed the basis of this exhibition project which focused on the role that art and New Media can play as communication systems for our understanding of ecology. The relationship between humans and animals, organic and inorganic substances is increasingly regarded as a delicately balanced relationship of "give and take" which requires many other forms of scientific documentation. By interconnecting art, science and technology, the artists developed new ways of portraying communication and interaction in an ecological system.
Artistic directors: Sabine Himmelsbach, Yvonne Volkart
Participants / artists: Ieva Auzina / Esther Polak (LT/NL), Critical Art Ensemble und Beatriz da Costa (USA), Free Soil (USA/DK/D/AU), Tue Greenfort (DK), Christina Hemauer / Roman Keller (CH), infossil (D), Natalie Jeremijenko (USA), Franz John (D), Christoph Keller (D), Tea Mäkipää (FIN), Eva und Franco Mattes a.k.a. 0100101110101101.org (I), MVRDV (NL), Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (ES), Andrea Polli (USA), Sabrina Raaf (USA), Transnational Temps (ES/F/USA), Insa Winkler (D), Yonic (CH/BR)
Venue and schedule:
Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, 13 Oct. 2007 - 13 Jan. 2008, opens 11 Oct. 2007
Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst