!Mediengruppe Bitnik

!Mediengruppe Bitnik will explore the world of online affairs and intimacy in Are You Online Now?  at Annka Kultys, Oct 11 – Nov 11

9 October 2017

!Mediengruppe Bitnik is presenting solo exhibition Are You Online Now? at London’s Annka Kultys Gallery, opening October 11 and running to November 11.

Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smolj of the artist collective show a five-channel video installation, touching upon their area of research into “notions of surveillance, social interaction and internet consumerism.”

The work, ‘Ashley Madison Angels At Work in London’ (2017) , will look at the online dating site Ashley Madison, which functions to set up married people looking to have an affair. A continuation of their research since 2015, !Mediengruppe Bitnik will explore internet intimacy and the blurring of physical and virtual boundaries on these platforms.

Visit Annka Kultys Gallery website for details.**

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“Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?”(DYS)-TROPISM at Super Dakota, Apr 18 – May 27

18 April 2017
The (DYS)-TROPISM group exhibition is on at Brussels’ Super Dakota, running April 18 to May 27.
 

The press release reveals little information about what to expect, but rather contextualises the show in between three disparate sources; a conversation between Rachel and Deckard about an artificial owl from Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner, an excerpt from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s 1964 text Hard to Be a God about historical objectivity and a quote from Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, “Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?”

See the Super Dakota website for details.**

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Fake news + alternative information at How much of this is fiction at Liverpool’s FACT, Mar 2 – May 21

28 February 2017

The How much of this is fiction group exhibition is on at Liverpool’s FACT, opening March 2 and running to May 21.

Curated by Annet Dekker and David Garcia in collaboration with Ian Alan Paul, the show features work by !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Morehshin Allahyari, Coco FuscoSuperflux, The Yes Men and UBERMORGEN among others.

The show explores “radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in a world increasingly governed by ‘post-truth’ politics,” and will also be accompanied by an opening day of talks by the artists and curators, with a further programme of workshops over the weekend, dedicated to exploring “fake news and alternative facts”.

See the FACT website for details.**

Paul Garrin, in ‘How much of this is fiction’. ‘Man with a Video Camera’, (1988).
Single channel video. Courtesy the artist + FACT, Liverpool.
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