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Quantum Magic with Libby Heaney
Sabine Himmelbach, Director of HEK and curator of the current exhibition «Libby Heaney: Quantum Soup» and artist Libby Heaney give us insights into the slimey, soupy and fluid world of quantum. Together, they unravel Heaney's unique visual language, explore the intriguing landscape of quantum mechanics, and reflect on Heaney's remarkable journey from quantum physicist to artist.
Portals into Digital Worlds – Surfing on the «WEK» Planet
Can you find the cat hidden in the hill? Can you understand what the flowers in the forest are discussing? Who lives in the mushrooms that grow in the caves? In the water world, who is watching over the sparkling crown? Which couriers deliver food to the floating cloud village? Do you see the great rice cake planet in outer space? A guest article by Andrea Fortmann.
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Denise Blickhan in conversation with Boris Magrini
Boris Magrini, curator and head of Program at HEK, interviews artist Denise Blickhan. Blickhan’s work, MEDUSA Cycle 2022, is exhibited at HEK as part of the «Performing Traces – Regionale 23» exhibition.
Meme Reading List by Harley Aussoleil
Harley Aussoleil of COVEN Berlin looks back on the topic of memes, proposing a reading list that encompasses some of the important themes covered in the “Complainers and Killjoys: Criticizing the Art World through Memes” workshop as well as “Media Culture A-Z: Memes”.
Medienkultur A-Z: Memes
For this edition of Medienkultur A-Z we are doing a deep-dive into the world of memes with meme-researcher Idil Galip who will be joined by Harley Aussoleil and Lorena Juan from queer art collective, COVEN BERLIN.
NFTs – an Insight into the Deep, Open, Murky Seas
NFTs are hailed by some as the future of the art world, but in what way are they really changing the existing system? Guest post by artist and computer scientist Julia Schicker.