In Touch An EMAP Group Show @ IMPAKT

March 22, 2024, 9:45 am - May 19, 2024, 9:45 am

Through smartphones and social media, we were promised that staying in touch would become easier than ever before. Now, everyone is within reach, from close family to distant acquaintances and strangers. But somehow we feel increasingly lonely. From 22 March until 19 May 2024, the IMPAKT exhibition and EMAP group show "In Touch" explores forms of connection in times of digital humanity, by presenting a collection of artworks reconsidering the role of technology in forming networks and facilitating relationships.

As we are now finding ourselves in a world where our contact with others, humans and non-humans, is established and maintained mainly through technology, it is important to explore how this relationship we have with technology rewrites our ways of connecting, and forms alternate, networked subjectivities. Through immersive and playful works, In Touch reflects on the ways technology supports and interferes with forming connections with ourselves, other humans, our surroundings, and other species: from returning to nature through technology and creating connections through mediated worlds, to using technology to gain more insights into our relationships. Attend a dinner event hosted by AI, explore what human social behaviour has in common with plants and insects, and help create counter-narratives to gender biases, by talking to a feminist chat bot.

With artworks by: Studio Above&Below, Nadja Verena Marcin, Paula Nishijima, Me AndOther Me, and T(N)C.
Curated by: Daniela Tenenbaum

The EMAP group show is on display from 22 March – 19 May 2024 at IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] in Utrecht.


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