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The World Without Us

Narratives on the age of non-human actors

22 Oct 2016 - 05 Mar 2017

Narratives on the age of non-human actors
22 October 2016 - 5 March 2017

In „The World Without Us“ humans will be replaced by machines, Artificial Intelligences will be optimized by other AIs and algorithms will be programmed by self-learning algorithms. In this way a radically different, post-anthropocentric world could develop where non-human life forms would eventually prove to be better adaptable than humans.

The artists in this exhibition explore the possibility of an ecology after man – an age of the post-Anthropocene, in which other “life” forms, such as algorithms, artificial intelligence, artificially created nanoparticles, genetically modified micro-organisms and seemingly monstrous plants, have taken control of the world.

This new era, which has already begun, albeit imperceptibly, is the age of non-human actors.

Artists: Morehshin Allahyari (IR) & Daniel Rourke (GB), Timo Arnall (NO), LaTurbo Avedon (US), Will Benedict (US/FR), David Claerbout (BE), Laurent Grasso (FR), Sidsel Meineche Hansen (DK), Wanuri Kahiu (KE), Ignas Krunglevicius (LT/NO), Mark Leckey (GB), Eva & Franco Mattes (IT/US), Yuri Pattison (GB), Julien Prévieux (FR), Suzanne Treister (GB), Pinar Yoldas (TR/US)

Tags: Morehshin Allahyari, Timo Arnall, Inke Arns, LaTurbo Avedon, Will Benedict, David Claerbout, Laurent Grasso, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Wanuri Kahiu, Ignas Krunglevicius, Mark Leckey, Eva & Franco Mattes, Yuri Pattison, Julien Prévieux, Daniel Rourke, Suzanne Treister, Pinar Yoldas