DISNOVATION.ORG, Nicolas Maigret, Clément Renaud, Maria Roszkowska, Hongyuan Qu, Shanzhai Archeology, 2015–2018, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud, qaul.net, seit 2011, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, im here to learn so :)))))), 2017, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Erica Scourti, Life in AdWords, 2012–2013, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Raffael Dörig
The Mycological Twist – Leslie Kulesh, Anne de Boer, Eloise Bonneviot, Ghost Camp, 2017, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Joana Moll & Cédric Parizot, The Virtual Watchers, 2016, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Raffael Dörig
Elisa Giardina Papa, Technologies of Care, 2016, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Peter Sunde, Kopimashin, 2015 / Trevor Paglen, Symbology, 2007 / James Bridle, Autonomous Trap 001, 2017, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Peter Sunde, Kopimashin, 2015, Foto: Raffael Dörig
Cao Fei, RMB City: A Second Life City Planning, 2007–2011, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Félicien Goguey, Masquerade, 2015–2016 / Harm van den Dorpel, Deli Near Info, seit 2014, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Julian Oliver, The Transparency Grenade, 2014, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Raffael Dörig
Benjamin Grosser, Go Rando, 2016, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Adam Harvey, Stealth Wear, 2012, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Brigitte Jost
Tabita Rezaire, Premium Connect, 2017, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Lasse Scherffig, Where have you been?, 2016, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Raffael Dörig
Olia Lialina, User Rights, seit 2013, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Gordan Savičić & Bengt Sjölén, Packetbrücke, 2012–2015, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Aram Bartholl, 5 min, 1h, tonight, tomorrow...(Remind me later), 2016, Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, Foto: Seraina Wirz
Angela Washko, The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, seit 2012

Escaping the Digital Unease
International Group Exhibition

After 25 years of the World Wide Web it has become commonplace that our life also happens in digital communication spaces. But unease spreads in this digital life. While we're using products by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and find them useful and indispensable, we've become aware of the dominance of such big players. Their services form our thoughts and commodify the ideas of frienship and exchange. We do not surf the wild web anymore, but are fed with feeds, receiving more and more of the same, based on algorithmic extrapolations of our preferences. With the social media account we rent services, which we pay with our data and attention. With Edward Snowden's disclosures awareness on the excessive government-surveillence and their link to private actors has also reached a broader public.

Since the beginning of the web, artists have built their own spaces and channels there. They have created artworks that reacted to commodification and restrictions in a critical way. The exhibition presents works from over 30 artists and collectives tackling these topics, raising awareness to the unease, showing its causes or possibilitites of an escape from it. A selection of books and artist publications are presented in a reading room.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with essays by Marie Lechner, Paul Feigelfeld, Felix Stalder and texts on all works by Raffael Dörig and Claire Hoffmann, with numerous images (german / english, Christoph Merian Verlag), book launch 14 October, 6.30 pm.

Artists:
Aram Bartholl, Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, James Bridle, Harm van den Dorpel, F.A.T. Lab ( 2015), Olga Fedorova, Cao Fei, Elisa Giardina Papa, Félicien Goguey, Benjamin Grosser, Hackteria, Adam Harvey, JODI, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud, Olia Lialina, Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg, DISNOVATION.ORG, Joana Moll & Cédric Parizot, The Mycological Twist – Leslie Kulesh / Eloïse Bonneviot / Anne de Boer, Julian Oliver, Trevor Paglen, Tabita Rezaire, RYBN, Gordan Savičić & Bengt Sjölén, Lasse Scherffig, Erica Scourti, Yinan Song, Peter Sunde, Maddy Varner, Angela Washko, Amy Suo Wu

Curated by Raffael Dörig, director Kunsthaus Langenthal, Domenico Quaranta und Fabio Paris, LINK Art Center, Brescia. In cooperation with Espace Multimédia Gantner, Bourogne.

The exhibitions are generously supported by:

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