27/10 — 31/10/2020
Resonating Spaces” is the title of the 6th Extended Reality (XR) Ex- hibition that can be experienced as part of DOK Leipzig. Nine works in total will be exhibited, including seven VR experiences, a 360° film and a sound installation. One of the XR works is a multiplayer experience controlled by the visitors’ own hands via a camera built into the headset.For the first time, individual works will also be presented at three additional locations — in the Grassimuseum für Völkerkunde, in the INTERIM of the Cinémathèque and in the foyer of the Schaubühne Lindenfels.
Lars Rummel, the curator of DOK Neuland, uses “Resonating Spaces” to reference sociologist Hartmut Rosa’s theory of resonance. This theory pur- sues the idea that the accelerating pace of life since the 18th century and the expansion of global reach via the digital realm have led to an alienated experience of the world in which the need for resonant, mutually effective relationships is not satisfied. DOK Neuland takes up this idea and offers commentary on it.
The works selected this year deal with the relationship between open and closed systems, with access to and exclusion from society. They confront the audience with safe spaces, (digital) networks and reconnecting with nature, and allow glimpses into microcosms. They create experiential spac- es other than clicking through.
Instead of being a closed cinema auditorium, DOK Neuland is an open experiential space. In collaboration with the artist Paula Gehrmann, a sce- nography has been created that suggests footpaths and thought paths for visiting the exhibition and that offers an aid to finding one’s physical location.
The Artists: Krzysztof Garbaczewski, Locus Solus, Extended Reality, Poland 2018 | Natalia Cabrera, Hypha, Extended Reality, Chile 2020 | Montague FitzGerald, Gimme One, Extended Reality, UK 2020 | Marcel Karnapke & Mika Johnson ,Ilios, Extended Reality, Germany/Tschech Republic 2020 | Bettina Katja Lange & Uwe Brunner & Joan Soler-Adillon, The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy, Extended Reality, Austria/ Germany/Spain 2020 | Anna Mauersberger & Niki Smit, The Shape of Us, Extended Reality, Germany /Netherlands 2020 | Karl Russell, Der Dröhner, Extended Reality, Germany 2020 | Fabito Rychter & Amir Admoni, Gravity VR, Extended Reality, Brasil/Peru 2020 | Anna West & David Callanan, To Miss the Ending, Extended Reality, UK 2020.
For more information see https://www.dok-leipzig.de/en/dok-neuland
The Entrance is free.
DOK Neuland is supported by ARTE