as part of Peer to Peer

01.09. – 02.09.2023

Nature and technology are often considered to be opposites. Their actual relationship turns out to be much more complex. Together with, we inaugurate the Peer to Peer event series. The entanglements between landscape and technology, urban planning and nature, the effects of digitisation and the relations between the human and other species will be negotiated in performances, installations, workshops, and talks. The series will move on afterwards, providing insight into North Rhine-Westphalia’s diverse media art landscape in Cologne, Havixbeck near Münster, and Essen.

Bergit Arends

Ways to the Anthropocene

Critical Narratives and Disorientation

Keynote Talks & Workshops Social/Urban Movements

In connection with the politics of the Anthropocene, the curator Bergit Arends speaks about artists who work with cultures of the black diaspora to question the relationships between the human being, country and conceptions of nature.

She discusses projects of contemporary visual artists who use archives together with photography as documentary and performative media to examine environmental changes. These artistic practices reject individual perspectives on environmental changes in favour of a diverse and decentralised idea of environment.