Expoplu Experiment: Gijsje Heemskerk & Chantal van Lieshout

Expoplu Experiment: Gijsje Heemskerk & Chantal van Lieshout

  • 26.10.2018 – 18.11.2018

Opening 26.10.2018 / 20:00 – 23:00

Curator: Fenne Saedt

Op 26.10.2018 opent Expoplu Experiment: Gijsje Heemskerk & Chantal van Lieshout. Expoplu Experiment is een duo tentoonstelling met twee jonge talenten die gedurende een werkperiode de tentoonstellingsruimte van Expoplu transformeren tot een levendig atelier. Een experiment waarin ontmoeting, samenwerking, en het uitwisselen van elkaars materialen en manier van werken centraal staat. Kunstenaars Chantal van Lieshout en Gijsje Heemskerk gingen het experiment aan en kregen de vrije hand om (gezamenlijk) nieuw werk te maken.

Technology & Human Beings

Technology & Human Beings

  • 08.11.2018 / 19.30 – 21.30


Facing the challenge

Mankind and technology are intricately interlaced; we simply cannot do without. Don’t want to do without, as a matter of fact. Nonetheless, our relationship to technology is laborious to say the least. There is a tendency to think in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad.’ How do we move beyond this stalemate?

If technology is the externalisation of being human — the computer as an external memory comes to mind, or Google Maps as the externalisation of our sense of direction — it is imperative that we consider our relationship to technology. The challenge lies in countering rejection or misuse of technology by taking responsibility for said externalisation. How does technology affect the ways in which we imbue life with meaning? What does it mean for humans to always stand in relation to technology? And how does this shape quotidian reality?

Living with technology is akin to any type of relationship between living organisms (or an ecology of living organisms). Technology evolves, disseminates, competes and appropriates in order to improve itself. In his book, What Technology Wants, Kevin Kelly—writer and founder of tech-platform Wired— describes how the dynamics of technology function as an organism. He calls this ‘technium.’ What awaits us?

Adres Expoplu:
Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 63‑A, 6512 AT Nijmegen

Donderdag en vrijdag van 12:00 t/m 17:00 uur

Zaterdag en zondag van 12:00 t/m 17:00 uur

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