Exhibition Laboratory for Science, Art and Society
Field Experiments brings tomorrow’s every- day life into a participative experiential space, an exhibition-lab, and an experimental forum. The exhibition showcases inspiring works of artists and designers exploring the creative friction between cutting-edge science, artistic expressions, and societal discourses. In the form of curated deep-dives into current trends of research and innovation, they create opportunities to experience, discuss and co-create possible future developments already in the here and now. Future innovations are tested in their anticipated environment: amidst society. For a three-months display period in the exhibition, new ideas and concepts are introduced in collaboration with partners from science and innovation. Thematically open, Field Experiments is an exhibition series dedicated to displaying relevant scientific and artistic positions of emerging research and their societal impact.
Made as a series of virtual experiments, Quantum Fluctuations shows the complexity and transient nature of the most fundamental aspect of reality, the quantum world, which is impossible to observe directly.
Jungks work "unborn 1-6" reads as a commentary on the Zen idea of the unborn and the physical qualities of quantum fields. The works symbolise the quantum space in which things seem similar but never the same.
"The Secret Life of Quanta" by Andreas Jungk artistically interprets the quantum physical behavior of elementary particles.
Extrapolating from today’s possibilities in AI and the life sciences, Artificial Affinity is a speculation on how we could aid wild species in more rapidly adapting to anthropocentric environments and vice-versa, increasing non-human animals’ chance of survival and giving their perspective a greater presence in the human world.
water_on_mars by Gabriele Neugebauer and Birds on Mars expands Neugebauer's photographs with a technological perspective: For more than one week they trained an AI, a “generative adversarial network” (GAN), to learn form, color, and space of water by analyzing 200 of Neugebauer’s photos. The photo series illustrates how the AI apparently further develops motifs and creates new fictitious water worlds.
As if to shape a giant organism, Stefan Wischnewski links fishing gear to shape a seemingly living matter. For the current display at the STATE Studio, convex mirrors are installed to give a perception of motion to the static installation.
In Amanda Tasse's short film Mira, the immortal jellyfish accompanies a marine biologist in her dives and contemplations. Struggling with the cognitive consequences of temporal lobe epilepsy, the protagonist immerses herself in the undiscovered wonders of the deep sea.
The documentary Wind Should Be Heard Not Seen by Claire Sanford discusses human adaptability in times of extreme climatic change.
The short film Managed Retreat by video artist and photographer Nathan Kensinger ties on global coastal management strategies. It depicts the first official New York project, which started relocating the human habitat to the inland in order to restore natural areas for the benefit of the ecosystem and stop further coastal erosion.
The Society of Nontrivial Pursuits developed an ensemble of hypothetical deep-sea inhabitants. They form a “utopological” network of beings who negotiate behavior shared among themselves thanks to a coded collectivity.
Narciss, by Christian Mio Loclair, is an AI seemingly reflecting on its own existence. The artwork is built as a machine that analyzes its own physical embodiment with the sole purpose of describing its thoughts while looking at itself.
Ways of Seeing is an immersive installation in which the role of various machines is taken on in a contemplative way.
Meandering River is an audiovisual art Installation comprised of real-time generated visuals and music, making changing landscapes perceivable by creating a unique awareness of time.
ÆON - is a poetic philosophical-speculative scenario about possible near future where biological clock can be reversed by genetic reprogramming.
Marco Donnarumma expresses his artistic view on the Working Life of the Future in his human limb-like Amygdala. The artificially intelligent arm provokes unease when watching it learn an ancient purification ritual on its own skin.
Work-in-progress exhibition of the artistic research project Farming the Uncanny Valley, exploring the future of bioeconomics in the context of social acceptance using experience prototypes. With works from Natsai Audrey Chieza, Clemens Winkler, Paul Ferragut, Ann-Kristin Abel, Łukasz Stopczynski, Stefan Schwabe and Jannis Hülsen.
Ex Nihilo is an experimental short documentary about life, death and our attempts to control them.
Experimental short film telling the story of a fully automated society through the use of machine learning and algorithmic composition.
Investigating the origins of curiosity, Veronika Natter’s photo exhibition highlights the personalities behind STATE Festival's Curious Minds Network and emphasizes how curiosity naturally leads to inspiration.