Inspired by this pre-Internet idea of networks, transmediale 2020 – »End to End« focuses on both forgotten and potential futures with and without networks. Leaving behind a decade marked by a backlash against the Internet and the network society, transmediale aims at a comprehensive re-evaluation of networks and their limits.
Focusing on infrastructure for future networks of care, Forum is an installation and web application by artist Jelena Viskovic inspired by the ReUnion.network.* Playing on the public/private aspects of fountains and indoor bath culture, the installation is both a “discrete leisure” and public space that features a salt crystallization process, sculpturally marking a local space-time relation. Visitors are invited to interact with this process through a web application as they become part of a network of users connected through shared space and distributed time.
*ReUnion is an initiative that proposes an ecosystem for collective well-being through P2P care agreements and relationship-driven cryptocurrency in response to society’s atomization. http://reunionnetwork.org
Credits and collaborators
Sculptor/Fabricator: Thomas Grogan
Technical Assistant: Akinsola Lawanson
Fabrication Assistant: Thomas Pearson
Web Development: Rites Network (Tamas Pall, Tamas Marquetant), Akinsola Lawanson
Special Thanks: Anna Mikkola, Laurence Symonds
A cooperation of transmediale and the Digital Solitude program of Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Where: transmediale / Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
When: January 28 to March 1, 2020
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