Pochen Biennale 2022

The (New) Measuring of the World

POCHEN Biennale 29.09. - 09.10.22

The (New) Measuring of the World

With the third edition of the Biennale from September 29 to October 9, 2022, POCHEN presents international multimedia artists in collaboration with European project partners under the exhibition title "The (New) Measuring of the World". Under the artistic direction of curator Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka (WRO Art Center & Media Art Biennale), new positions as well as established artworks by 20 artists will be on display. Together with the Museum für Werte (“Museum of Values”), a participatory citizens' exhibition will also be created. The exhibitions of the biennale are POCHEN’S key element and will take place in the Wirkbau in Chemnitz as well as in public space. Other formats such as discussions, guided walks in urban space, film screenings and workshops for a broad audience complement the festival program.

We are in a world that is developed, designed, and reflected from data. Thus, data streams create artificial phenomena and experiences that shape people as increasingly hybrid identities. The systemic advance of datafication and the linking of algorithmic processes to all areas of life offer opportunities as well as previously unknown challenges. What feedback does datafication have on our social coexistence and our democratic values? How can artistic interventions in technical systems reveal and critically explore the fluid boundaries between human & software, individual & mass, and work & leisure? And what significance is given to data literacy – the ability to read, work with, analyze, and communicate data?


Artists 2022

Joana Moll (ESP) - Ingo Günther (DE) - Rocco & seine Brüder (DE) - Wolf Kahlen (DE) - Nora Al-Badri (DE - IRQ) - Michael Saup (DE) & Anastasiia Belousova (RU) - Christina Kubisch (DE) - Norimichi Hirakawa (JPN) - Disnovation.org (FRA) - Evan Roth (US) - Johanna Reich (DE) - Bernd Lintermann & Peter Weibel (DE) - Charlotte Eifler (DE) - Niklas Roy & Kati Hyyppä (DE / FIN) - IP Group & Ania Haudek (PL) - Brigitta Bödenauer (AUT) - Simon Weckert (DE) - Špela Petrič (SVN) - RYBN.ORG (FRA) - Sine Wave Orchestra (JPN) - Pawel Janicki (PL) - Clarissa Thieme (DE)


29.09. - 09.10.22
Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday: 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 19:00

Admission: 5 €
Friday, 07.10.22 - Free entry

How to get there: Our exhibition venue in the Wirkbau Chemnitz is located at Lothringer Straße 11, 09120 Chemnitz. We are located on the premises in building C (2nd floor). The work Grey Noise by Brigitta Bödenauer is located in the entrance area of the club "transit" (Kulturbahnhof), Reichenhainerstraße 1 and can be heard during the opening hours of the exhibition.