7 Dec 2018 – 12 Jan 2019
7 Dec 2018 – 12 Jan 2019
19 Oct – 24 Nov 2018
24 Aug – 6 Oct 2018
4 July – 11 Aug 2018
9 May – 23 June 2018
16 Mar – 28 Apr 2018
26 Jan – 3 Mar 2018
Wed 9 May 2018, 7 pm
Welcome: Veronika Witte, Artistic Direction
Introduction: Nicole Loeser, Curator
Artists: Kim Albrecht, Albert Barbu, Marisa Benjamim, Rachel Bernstein, Valentina Berthelon, Marta Dell’Angelo, Magali Desbazeille, Andrés Galeano, Muriel Gallardo, Thorsten Goldberg, Julia Krahn, PSJM, Casey Reas, Aiko Tezuka, Tomoyuki Ueno
The interdisciplinary art exhibition and conference Watch Your Bubble! deals with bubbles as knowledge formations and metaphorics for phenomena of self-identity on an individual and social level.
Crossing the disciplinary boundaries of philosophy, social psychology, neuroscience and aesthetics, the project considers the complex emergence mechanisms of social and personal identities as constitutive processes of demarcation and demarcation. In the context of an exhibition, a conference and an extensive accompanying programme, the project explores not least the intersections of different fields and promotes a productive exchange between the arts and sciences.
Inspired by those contemporary social phenomena arising from digitalisation, migration, globalisation, transculturality and other dynamics of hypermodern societies, Watch Your Bubble! understands identities as biologically, historically, culturally and socially determined, i.e. as changeable constructs that are continuously in the process of becoming.
In addition, the project includes recent discussions about so-called “social bubbles”, groups that constitute themselves through certain preferences, languages, habits or styles, but also dependencies, and at the same time set themselves apart from others. This is accompanied by an increasing atomisation of “society”, in which individuals connect with each other less through personal interpersonal relationships and more through digital interactions such as social networks.
Watch Your Bubble! thus offers an interdisciplinary and discursive platform for open-ended reflection and discussion of individual and social phenomena through partly interactive installations, objects, paintings, videos, performances, lectures and discussions by and with artists, curators and academics.
With the kind support of the district funding of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Einstein Foundation.