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The (New) Measuring of the World

POCHEN Biennale 29.09. - 09.10.22

The (New) Measuring of the World

POCHEN Biennale 29.09. – 09.10.22

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 Polish 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 an exhibition hall in Chemnitz as well as in public space. Other formats such as discussions, readings, 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?