Tracing a Seeping Terrain
We are very happy to announce our first solo exhibition at Heidelberger Kunstverein running from the 2.9.2023 to 5.11.2023:
“Tracing a Seeping Terrain” is an interactive installation that forges new avenues for aesthetic and environmental engagement: The experiential and entertaining aspect of the game is presented as a possible way of facing complex issues of ecological catastrophe, where feelings of guilt and powerlessness often prevail. It has been especially conceived for the Heidelberger Kunstverein and presents an amalgam of interactive sculptures connected with various speakers and a virtual landscape. Central to this experience is the active engagement of visitors, as their (inter-)actions directly shape the appearance of the simulated landscape and the evocative ambient sounds that envelop them.
Alongside the computer-generated fictional landscape demonstrating possible ways to imagine ecologies, the exhibition also encompasses works that draw inspiration from real-world governmental initiatives. These initiatives utilize satellite imagery and geospatial data to create maps for emergency response efforts, such as the Copernicus Emergency Management Service, developed by the European Union and the European Space Agency. They provide information on flood-prone areas, potential landslide zones, and other hazards.
The exhibition invites you to playfully explore the interplay between our digital surroundings and the ecosystems they seek to represent, fostering the discourse at the intersection of data, technology, and ecology.
Curated by Johanna Hardt
Voice by Sarah Giese
Sound by Bastian Hagedorn
Virtual Environment by Nicholas Delap
Based on programming by Xing Xiao & Xiyue Hu (In vitro team)
Opening: 1.9., 6 p.m.
Artist Talk: 2.9., 2 p.m.
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Supported by Innovationsfonds Kunst des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg