FROM BITS TO PAPER

LE SHADOK, STRASBOURG, 2016

March — June 2016

 

CURATED BY FILIPE PAIS

 

 

As the different assets of human culture become progressively dematerialized, and are archived in faraway data centers, we become ever more absorbed by our screens and depend on the mediation of increasingly complex and black-boxed algorithms. In response to this process, a curious counter-movement has emerged in the fields of art and design. Instead of following the trend of dematerialization, artists and designers have been reversing it by decontextualizing and rematerializing digital native elements. Out of their context, these uncanny elements gain a new tangible materiality, appearing in public spaces, in galleries or in the middle of nature. As they leave their native environment, they lose their functionality and become elements for contemplation that attempt to break the spell of transparent design.

 

 

 

 

WORKS BY:

CHRISTOPHER BAKER

VINCENT BROQUAIRE

ARAM BARTHOLL

JAMES BRIDLE

FELIX EYES & BENJAMIN WEST

DARKO FRITZ

PETER JELLITSCH

ALBERTINE MEUNIER

CLEMENT VALLA

DAN VAN DEN BERG

artists in residency

IVAN VAN BEKKUM

MARTIN DE BIE

JULIEN FARGETTON

ESTHER POLAK

ALEXANDRE SAUNIER

IVAN TWOHIG

THIERRY VERBEECK