peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender at VRHAM 2019

June 9, 2019, at 6 pm at Stockmeyerstrasse 43, Hamburg HafenCity, Oberhafenquartier, Germany

peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender moderates a panel with Gabrielle Roque (Director COCOTTE-MINUTE, winner of the international Residency VRHAM! 2019), Ulrich Schrauth (Artistic Director VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival) and Julie Walsh (freelance curator for VR & AR, founder of Walsh Projects) on exhibiting VR Art in a physical space.

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VRHAM! is an international Festival for Virtual Reality Art. Established in 2018, the festival opens its doors for the second time, from 7 to 15 June 2019, in Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier. Under this year’s motto “DIS:SOLUTION” they present a large selection of Virtual Reality experiences and live performances by contemporary artists. 

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VR art exhibition on Speculative Species at Espronceda, Barcelona

SPECULATIVE SPECIES - VR Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

Artists: Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective (DE), Juan Le Parc (ARG/FR), Jakob Kudsk Steensen (DK/US), Lara Torrance (UK/US)

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Curators: Tina Sauerlaender & Peggy Schoenegge (DE) and Erandy Vergara (MX/CAN)

At: Espronceda, Center for Art & Culture, Carrer D'Espronceda 326 Nave 4,5 & 10
08027 Barcelona, Spain

Opening & Artist Talk & Panel Discussion: June 20, 2019, 7 pm

Duration: June 20 to 29, 2019

In the course of industrialisation, urbanisation and technolisation, human’s impact on the environment is increasing. The use and destruction of nature and its resources impairs the ecosystem, causing damage such as the hole in the ozone layer, climate change, the endangerment and extinction of various species. New procedures make it even possible to change DNA, which equally affects the whole system. All these human interventions inevitably affect global ecology and its creatures. Mankind has never been perceived as such an influencing factor for the environment. Today’s scientists and thinkers propose a new epoch, the Anthropocene, that describes and deals with the man-made changes, speaking from a geology of humankind.

Art as a mirror of current affairs also deals with these issues and uses new technologies such as VR. Using the possibilities of the virtual space as a room for experiments, artists reflect and speculate on characteristics and future developments of this new era of human interference with the environment and its creatures. They ask about the development of flora and fauna and how living conditions of different terrestrial species change. What kind of interrelation between humans and their environment will occur? The artists engage with the interconnections between humans and their fellow living creatures today and in speculative futuristic settings. This discussion/debate/speculative approach is transferred into the virtual space, in which the visitor immerses into.

Bianca Kennedy and The Swan Collective propose insects as alternative nutrition causing future genetic modifications. Juan Le Parc reveals an ancient temple built with meat products as a theatrical animal tragedy to discuss the duality of mass consumption and religious symbolism. With RE-ANIMATED Jakob Kudsk Steensen resurrects an extinct bird from recordings of its mating call in a world inhabited by algorithmically grown digital plants. Lara Torrance draws attention to endangered species in New England by placing their glassy versions into the virtual space.

Invited by the Goethe-Institut and Studio XX in Montréal, Erandy Vergara and Tina Sauerlaender developed the concept of their exhibition series Critical Approaches in Virtual Reality Art where this exhibition is part of. This series combines the passion and expertise of two curators: Erandy Vergara's engagement with postcolonial and feminist perspectives on media art and theory (Mexico/Montreal) and Tina Sauerlaender's curatorial engagement with digital technologies and Virtual Reality (Berlin). Together with peer to space’s curator Peggy Schoenegge, they curate the exhibition SPECULATIVE SPECIES.

Image: Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Re-Animated, 2018, screenshot of VR experience © the artist

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Technobodies: Pecha Kucha Art Night 5 / Post-Digital

Pecha Kucha Art Night 5 //Post-Digital takes place as a part of the Technobodies event series:

CUBE, Virtual Gallery for Virtual Art, Architectural Design by Manuel Rossner, Courtesy of Roehrs & BoetschDate: May 23, 2019, 6 pm (doors open)

CUBE, Virtual Gallery for Virtual Art, Architectural Design by Manuel Rossner, Courtesy of Roehrs & BoetschDate: May 23, 2019, 6 pm (doors open)

Date: May 23, 2019, 6 pm (doors open)

Location: Grüner Salon, Volksbühne, Berlin

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In the digital age, the digital is no longer only digital. Digital aesthetics entered real space long ago, and new technologies such as Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality are producing new art forms. Curating takes place on and offline, in exhibition spaces, websites or on social media. Art is now even sold over Instagram. Museums use digital tools to promote their exhibitions. Art and life are now increasingly intertwined outside of the museum and the White Cube.

The evening’s speakers will introduce their various subject areas and thereby will sketch an exciting picture of the post-digital art scene in Berlin. The talks will be given in English or German.

Speakers:

Antje Akkermann, Curator of Media, Ethnological Museum and Museum of Asian Art in the Humboldt Forum

Alma Alloro, Artist

Tilman Baumgärtel, Author, journalist, professor for Media Science, University of Applied Sciences, Mainz

Philip Hausmeier, Co-founder, RadianceVR.co

Janne Nora Kummer, Director, performer, multimedia artist, member of the artist collective virtuellestheater

Wolf Lieser, Director, DAM

Peggy Schoenegge, Board member, medienkunstverein.com

Anika Meier, Art scholar, author, curator

Daniel Neugebauer, Head of Department of Communications and Cultural Education, HKW

Nina Roehrs, Director, Roehrs & Boetsch

Manuel Rossner, Artist and founder of Float Gallery

Sakrowski, Curator, panke.gallery and member of 21cc

 

Since 2015 the lecture series PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHT has been organized and moderated by Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space) and Yvonne Zindel (Performing Encounters).

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Technobodies is curated by Yvonne Zindel, who explores the possibilities of the digital in art and design, cultural hacks, and digital forms of mediation in a research-based and artistic way. Since 2014 she has regularly been negotiating topics such as AI and hacking in her series Performing Encounters. The series addresses scenarios for the exchange and genesis of ideas at the interface of art and science, in the intimate yet public setting of the Grüner Salon. The interplay between data and our bodies will be explored. In doing so, the imaginary contradiction between analog and digital is reflected upon critically, and the informal exchange from the digital hub will be brought back to the analog salon—and vice versa.

Group Show on New Media Art at Goethe Media Space, Toronto

TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE II - Transmediations in the Digital Age

Commissioned & presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto
Co-presented with Hot Docs, Images Festival & Digifest

Artists: Jonas Blume (DE), Manja Ebert (DE), Ornella Fieres (DE), Aron Lesnik (DE), Lorna Mills (CAN), Sarah Oh-Mock (DE), Julia Charlotte Richter (DE), Anna Ridler (UK), The Swan Collective (DE), Tina Wilke (DE).

Curated by Tina Sauerländer (peer to space)

Opening & Artist Talk: Friday, March 22, 2019, 6:30 pm

Goethe Media Space, 100 University Ave, North Tower, 2nd floor, Toronto, Canada

Touching From A Distance presents recent digital art works immersed into the book shelves and media hardware at the Goethe Media Space. All works deal with transmediation, the process of translating information between different co-existing media–analog or digital, written or visual. The concept of transmediation reflects our daily internet routine, as we stay connected via intangible yet visible information. The band Joy Division praised the effect of music conveyed through the radio with their 1979 song Transmission: “Touching from a distance...sound, that's all we need to synchronise.” Today, digital data reaches and connects us as we post images, create short videos, or use emojis.

The 10 featured works build bridges between literature, language, digital art or VR. Ornella Fieres explores the transitions between analog and digital imagery; Anna Ridler transforms Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher into an AI animation based on the artist’s drawings; Aron Lesnik creates uncanny animations of people talking about the advantages of reading.

The exhibition is the 2nd version of TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE, organized by medienkunstverein.com and Literaturhaus Berlin, curated by Manja Ebert, Tina Sauerländer and Peggy Schoenegge in 2018.

The exhibition includes a world premiere by Lorna Mills as well as 6 North American and 3 Canadian premieres.

Duration: Fri, 03/22/2019 - Thu, 05/23/2019

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SPECULATIVE CULTURES - A Virtual Reality Exhibition

Matias Brunacci, Virtualshamanism, VR experience, 2018

Matias Brunacci, Virtualshamanism, VR experience, 2018

Artists:  Morehshin Allahyari (IRN/US), Scott Benesiinaabandan (CAN), Matias Brunacci (ARG/DE), Yu Hong (CHN), Francois Knoetze (ZAF), Erin Ko (US) & Jamie Martinez (COL/US)
Curators: Tina Sauerlaender & Peggy Schoenegge (DE), and Erandy Vergara (MX/CA)
At: Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design at The New School , 2 West 13th St, Ground Floor, New York, USA
Opening: February 7, 2019, 6- 8 pm
Artists' Tour: February 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Duration: February 7, 2019 - April 14, 2019.

Cultures have never existed in a set state. They are all in constant flux brought about by social, economic, and technological developments. The global flow of people forges change, adaptation of norms and the creation of new forms for human societies, religions, rituals, or spoken languages. These processes of change lead to the adoption of new tools or practices and therefore can be considered as engine for progress, growth, and innovation. The new tools of the digital age offer new possibilities for cultures to exist, evolve, and consolidate. Virtual Reality allows artists to speculate about new manifestations of cultural expressions within the conditions of the digital realm. Independent of physical surroundings, new spaces spring into existence. Through their works, the artists shape their hopes and desires into virtual environments representing imagined cultures. Their speculative virtual worlds create different perspectives on established narratives and traditions, as well as images and symbols. The artists’ projects thereby open possibilities for leaving accustomed views and familiar structures behind and exploring different notions of one’s own personal surroundings and conditions of human existence.

This show is part of the exhibition series Critical Approaches in Virtual Reality Art, which was developed by Erandy Vergara and Tina Sauerlaender at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut and Studio XX in Montréal. This series brings together Erandy Vergara's engagement with postcolonial and feminist perspectives on media art and theory and Tina Sauerlaender's curatorial engagement with digital technologies and Virtual Reality.  

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in New York.

Talk on Virtual Reality & Art at LMU Munich by Tina Sauerlaender

Image.:  Scrubbing 1, Maquette , 2017 by Rachel Rossin (Postmasters Gallery)

Image.: Scrubbing 1, Maquette, 2017 by Rachel Rossin (Postmasters Gallery)

As a part of the lecture series on Digital Art History at the KHI (Department for Art History) of the LMU University Munich, Germany, peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender gives a talk on Immersion & Virtual Reality in Art and Art History (in German).

January 22, 2019, 7 pm, at Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Zentnerstr. 31, Raum 007 im EG

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peer to space at Kunst und Immersion – Herbstakademie Leipzig

The peer to space team participates in this year’s Herbstakademie at Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany, on the subject of Kunst und Immersion – Herbstakademie. Peggy Schoenegge will give a talk and Tina Sauerlaender will moderate a panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Martina Leeker, Peggy Schoenegge and Andreas Wolfsteiner on November 30, 2018.

This is Fake und Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig invite to a three-day academy with lectures, workshops and a panel discussion with various theorists* dealing with the potentials, problems, and limits of the perception phenomenon "immersion" in (digital) art and beyond.

HGB Leipzig - November 30 to December 2, 2018

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Kate Durbin's Unfriend Me Now!

SCREENING and ARTIST TALK with Kate Durbin, Los Angeles-based artist and writer.
Kate Durbin's new film Unfriend Me Now! is an exorcism of the rhetorical wars on Facebook over Donald Trump's election in the US. Using the figure of the clown and the white box of the Facebook timeline, Unfriend Me Now! explores the co-option of rage by corporate interests, and the ways we communicate our political views online in the 21st century. After the film screening, Kate Durbin will be in conversation with Berlin-based curator Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space)

August 20, 2018, 7.30 pm at OMO Artspace, Hertzbergstr. 14, 12055 Berlin

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peer to space at VRHAM!

peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender and curator Peggy Schoenegge are part of this year’s VRHAM! Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Tina is part of the jury as well as moderating the panel on VR and art VR here to talk! on Saturday, June 9th at 5 pm. Peggy will open the discourse program with a keynote What the f*** is VR on Thursday, June 7th 2018.

VRHAM! – Virtual Reality and Art Festival Hamburg 2018

June 7th to June 17th 2018

VRHAM! is Germany’s first artistic Virtual Reality festival. VRHAM! is presenting a large variety of outstanding international VR experiences in Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier, unique in its form and sure to transcend the borders of traditional perception and experience of art.

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UNCANNY CONDITIONS - A Virtual Reality Exhibition

Artists: Salome Asega & Reese Donohue & Tongkwai Lulin (US), Geoffrey Lillemon (FR), Martina Menegon (IT/AT), Jakob Kudsk Steensen (DK/US)

Curated by: Tina Sauerländer and Peggy Schoenegge

Exhibition at whiteBOX, Atelierstraße 1, 81671 Munich, Germany // For FNY Festival, Werksviertel, Munich, Germany // Opening: September 1 // Duration: September 1–10, 2017

The VR exhibition UNCANNY CONDITIONS delves into the challenges of human living in the digital age reflected in four artistic virtual reality experiences. Uncanny means strange or mysterious and refers to something beyond the ordinary or normal. The term Uncanny Valley refers to robots or avatars designed as humanoids. They appear almost, but never exactly, human and evoke an uncanny irritation for the viewer, a lack of authenticity. In this sense, uncanniness could also refer to digitally created imagery almost indistinguishable from reality. All these meanings occur in the virtual reality exhibition UNCANNY CONDITIONS.

FEEL SCREENLESS: WHY ARTISTS USE VIRTUAL REALITY

Lecture by peer to space's director Tina Sauerländer
Since the launch of HTC ViveOculus Rift or Google Cardboard, Virtual Reality (VR) is widely used in artistic practice. Not only artists working with the digital deal with the new medium, also many artists from other fields e.g. performance of sculpting discover VR as a medium to extend and enhance their artistic ideas. The lecture will include current developments in artistic VR experiences and the history of VR art.
May 9th, 2017, 12.30 pm, Event page
re:publica, Berlin

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peer to space at YAMI-ICHI at HeK Basel

At the internet black market (flea market) YAMI-ICHI peer to space presents manufactured goods
by the Berlin-based artists:
Li Alin, Katharina Arndt, Alma Alloro, Jonas Blume, Ornella Fieres and Tanja Selzer
April 22nd, 2017, 2 - 4.30 pm
HeK - House of Electronic Arts Basel
, Switzerland
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Online exhibition MERMAIDS & UNICORNS

Curated by: Carlotta Meyer, Benoit Palop and Tina Sauerländer

Exhibition design by: Emilie Gervais

Artists: Anthony Antonellis, Katharina Arndt, Kim Asendorf, LaTurbo Avedon, Domenico Barra, Aram Bartholl, Alexandra Baumgartner, Aviv Benn, Jonas Blume, John Breed, Gaby Cepeda, Gregory Chatonsky, Monica Cook, Shyra De Souza, Paula Doepfner, Grigori Dor, Mark Dorf, Rose Eken, Ornella Fieres, Katherine Frazer, Bea Fremderman, Carla Gannis, Emilie Gervais, Hobbes Ginsberg, Andreas Greiner & Armin Keplinger, Karolina Halatek, Claudia Hart, Gregor Hildebrandt, Faith Holland, Hideyuki Ishibashi, Everett Kane, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Geoffrey Lillemon, Gretta Louw, LoVid & Douglas Repetto, Alexandre Madureira, Claudia Maté, Michal Martychowiec, Rosa Menkman, Eva Papamargariti, Sabrina Ratté, Kent Rogowski, Manuel Roßner, Cecilia Salama, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Nicolas Sassoon, Ann Schomburg, Robert Seidel, Berndnaut Smilde, Charlie Stein, Mathieu St.Pierre, Katie Torn and Miriam Vlaming

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TALK: Virtual Reality in Art

With Philip Hausmeier, Tina Sauerländer, Sven Slazenger, and Dr. Ursula Ströbele

Virtual Reality technologies are almost omnipresent, but what does this mean for art? Are those technologies capable of expanding our visions of art and design? Can Virtual Reality bring together the digital and physically-spatial experiences? 

April 12th, 2017, 7 pm
Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin
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LAYERED LANDSCAPES in Düsseldorf

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peer to space's next group show:

LAYERED LANDSCAPES

Artists: Mark Dorf (US), Alexandra Gorczynski (US), Joe Hamilton (AUS), Han Bing (CHN), Michelle Jezierski (DE), Daecheon Lee (KOR/DE)
Curated by: Tina Sauerländer
Location: Philine Cremer Gallery, Ackerstr. 23, 40233 Düsseldorf
Opening & Artist Talk: September 2, 2016, 6 p.m.
With Mark Dorf, Michelle Jezierski, Daecheon Lee and curator Tina Sauerländer
Duration: September 2 until October 21, 2016

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Image: Mark Dorf, Emergent #7, Archival Pigment Print, 76,2 x 60,96 cm, from the series Emergence, 2014



 

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

peer to space's director Tina Sauerländer speaks about her curatorial approach and introduces the European Premieres of the Video Documentations of the Hello Selfie Performances by Los Angeles-based artist Kate Durbin, Hello Selfie NYC (2015), Hello Selfie Men (2016) and Hello Selfie Miami (2016).

OUR CITIES SURROUNDED

peer to space's new online exhibition
On: www.newhive.com/peertospace/ourcitiessurrounded
Curators: Carlotta Meyer and Tina Sauerländer

The online exhibition OUR CITIES SURROUNDED reveals residential areas around the globe—from America to Asia, Europe to Africa or the Middle East. 42 artists from 21 countries photographed in 19 states both home and abroad to give an insight into global human living conditions and their specific local history. OUR CITIES SURROUNDED follows peer to space's IRL group exhibition Sometimes You See Your City Differently. This online exhibition now extends the original concept in terms of diversity and scale, facilitating the inclusion of many more artists as well as infinite access thanks to the Internet.

Participating Artists: Taysir Batniji, Bogdan Andrei Boreianu, Malte Brandenburg, Hannah Darabi, Marlon de Azambuja, Donato del Giudice, Lorena Endara, Gerrit Engel, Katharina Fitz, Faten Gaddes, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Florian Generotzky, Otto Hainzl, Robert Harding Pittman, Matthias Hoch, Jordi Huisman, Rohan Hutchinson, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Gerry Johansson, Urte Kaunas, Yasutaka Kojima, Dillon Marsh, Bernhard Moosbauer, Huma Mulji, Mame-Diarra Niang, Hirohito Nomoto, Hildegard Ochse, Yu Ogata & Ichiro Ogata Ono, Mikula Platz, Gabriele Rossi, Katharina Roters, Jörg Rubbert, Eli Singalovski, Silvia Sinha, Rainer Sioda, Jan Vranovsky, Sinta Werner, Michael Wolf, Yoshie Atsushi, Kyler Zeleny, Harf Zimmermann

ART21XX - new blog keeps you updated on art books

peer to space's Tina Sauerländer has a new blog: ART21XX. She writes about relevant subjects on contemporary art such as computer games and art, new positions in drawing or different topics in new media art and presents recently published art books. In German only. 

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Screenshot of www.buch-findr.de (July 26, 2016)

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CAT HEROICUS SUBLIMIS - peer to space's new online show

The online exhibition Cat Heroicus Sublimis curated by Tina Sauerländer and Peggy Schoenegge explores the artistic use abstract visual language in the Digital Age.

Available at: www.newhive.com/peertospace/catheroicussublimis  

Participating artists: Helena Acosta, Alma Alloro, Maggy Almao, Anthony Antonellis, Kim Asendorf, LaTurbo Avedon, Domenico Barra, Uğur Engin Deniz, Mark Dorf, César Escudero Andaluz, Dor Even-Chen, Ole Fach, Ornella Fieres, Katherine Frazer, Carla Gannis, Sara Goodman, Claudia Hart, Philip Hausmeier, Paul Hertz, Faith Holland, Mark Klink, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Gretta Louw, LoVid, Vince Mckelvie, Rosa Menkman, Lorna Mills, Brenna Murphy, Zach Nader, Od Niwr, Eva Papamargariti, Will Pappenheimer, Michael Pelletier, Niko Princen, Casey Reas, Antonio Roberts, Rachel Rossin, Cecilia Salama, Nicolas Sassoon, Robert Seidel, Yoshi Sodeoka, Anne Spalter, Mathieu St-Pierre, Phillip Stearns, Daniel Temkin, Giselle Zatonyl, Erik Zepka, Damon Zucconi

Image: Will Pappenheimer, Bufo Virtanus Heroicus Sublimis