Tech Art Lab _ Session 1 _ Brazil -Switzerland
A project by TAL Tech Art Lab, in collaboration with the HarddiskMuseum
Project created, directed and curated by Gabriela Maciel.
HDM Coordination: Tadeus Mucelli and Inti Gallardo.
Till Langschied, Katrin Niedermeier, Guilherme Gerais and Gabriel Junqueira
Tech Art Lab Sessions project provides a series of web dialogues between artists and curators that culminates in the realization of an online exhibition. Created, directed and curated by Gabriela Maciel / TAL Tech Art Lab, it counts with the collaboration of the Harddiskmuseum. This first edition, Session 1 _ Brazil – Switzerland, is supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in the context of its South America programme «COINCIDENCIA» and has the participation of two Swiss based artists: Katrin Niedermeier and Till Langschied, together with two Brazilian artists: Gabriel Junqueira and Guilherme Gerais.
Born amidst an utterly hard planetary pandemic reality, with the purpose of nurturing an international cultural exchange, this complete online cultural project creates bridges between the Brazilian and the Swiss contemporary cultural scenes through communication, exchange and artistic intervention, developing and presenting art and technology works, images and audio-visual narratives.
The participants and partner institutions used digital apparatus in all steps of its conception, development and deliverance to create and produce the artworks; for the curatorial discussions and for final presentation, through online exhibition and public communication.
Technology shapes the contemporary society in unprecedented ways. Used for an infinite number of reasons and purposes, from everyday communication to leisure, from control mechanism to guide thoughts and to lead politics. It also helps us to analyse nature and it can be seen as our passport and our prison within systems, memories and algorithms.
Tech Art Lab _ Session 1 _ Brazil – Switzerland reflects the artists’ and curator’s research on how such diverse and controversial aspects can be put up front through cultural and artistic works. With critical eyes, different points of view are exposed to the public, questioning the acts and the representation of humanity in the real and the virtual, analogue and digital world.