Behind the Smart World - Opening
Exhibition in conjunction with AMRO 2016: Waste(d)!
Opening: Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 7:30 pm
Agbogbloshie is a district in the teeming metropolis of Accra in West-African Ghana. The world’s largest electro-waste dump is located here. Twenty-two hard drives brought back to Austria from this dump are the starting point for the exhibition. Alongside the material and exploitative dark sides of the dirty business with electronic waste, the exhibition brings together artistic positions dealing with the value of digital information and our constant production of data. The saving, deleting and resurfacing of information is part of our everyday life. We leave not only material traces that have disastrous effects on people and our environment, but also digital traces, the value of which is to be called into question.
A project by Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle (KairUs) realised in cooperation with servus.at.
Audrey Samson, Emilio Vavarella, Fabian Kühfuß, Fictilis, Ivar Veermäe, Joakim Blattmann, Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle (KairUs), Martin Reiche, Michael Wirthig, Michaela Lakova, Owen Mundy, Raphael Perret, Shue Lea Chang, Simon Krenn, Matthias Urban, Times of Waste, Wolfgang Spahn.
Exhibition: 26 May 2016 – 10 June 2016
KunstRaum Goethestrasse xdt, Art University Linz, afo architecture forum upper austria
Funded by: The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, City of Linz (LinzImPULS), Art University Linz
Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, OCA: Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Material Sponsoring: MGG - Müller-Guttenbrunn Group