Michael Bielicky : After studies at the Kunstakademie of Düsseldorf, Michael Bielicky was the assistant of Nam June Paik. In 1991, he created the New Media Art department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Professor and Head of the Media Art department at the University of Art and Design in Karlsruhe since 2006, he founded, in this same city, the GameLab and the „post-digital Narrativität“ institute.
Kamila B. Richter : born in Olomouc in Czech Republic, she is graduated of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. from 2000 to 2002, she lived in the Republic of South Africa (Durban, Johannesburg) and studied at Technikon Natal de Durban. The artist has participated in many national and international exhibitions since 1999. Since 2006 she lives in Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe in Germany.
The presented exhibition, from March 3 to April 10 2016, will be a set of three unique in-situ installations, result of the collaboration between these two artists.
Piece of art description
The Garden of Error and Decay tells the continuous story of current world disasters. In addition to the author, Twitter users and stock exchange information both influence the story development. Each time a disaster is related, the topic is then discussed on Twitter and displayed in form of an animated pictogram. Users have the opportunity to either eliminate or multiply the disaster scenes with a fictional shooting. However, the user has no influence on the events. As in real life, everything is driven by stock exchange dynamics; the latters dictate whether it goes up or down. In that way, the innovative moving image system is similar to a real-time, data driven story. This project is neither a movie nor a game. This work raises the question of the relationship between individual and global events.
Exhibition from march 3rd to April 10th 2016
Inauguration : march 2nd 2016
Opening : tuesday/friday : 11h – 17h
saturday et sunday : 14h-17h
Thursday : 11h-20h -> the exhibition will temporarily close from 5pm Thursday 17th March
Open Easter week-end : Friday to Sunday 14 h – 17h
23 rue Boecklin, 67000 Strasbourg