»BioMedia« The Age of Media with Life-like Behavior

ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Vernissage le 18 décembre 2021 à 19h
Exposition du 4 Décembre 2021 au 28 Août 2022
Atrium 8+9

« Who or what defines on what is alive and what is intelligent? Can artificial forms of life be empathetic? How does cooperation of human beings and artificial agents look like? What ethical questions arise? The exhibition »BioMedia« invites visitors to learn about and discuss possible forms of cohabitation between organic and artificial forms of life.

For centuries humans have attempted to create machines that simulate life — from 16th century animatronics to pre-cinematic moving image devices. The 19th century was dawning of the age of wheel-based motion machines, for example, bicycles, cars, and trains. This wheel-based technology gave way to the moving image, cinematography, the illusion of motion in the 20th century. An image that could actually imitate movement was a radical step towards the simulation of life, because hitherto, from painting to photography, images characteristically had been of a static nature.

The »BioMedia« exhibition is an invitation to learn about and discuss possible forms of coexistence between (non)human and artificial organisms visionarily worked out by about 60 artists.
We cordially invite you to the press meeting on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11 am CEST at the ZKM as well as to the exhibition opening on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7 pm CEST in the ZKM Foyer. »


ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

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