life.like

  • Fri 26.04.24 18 h
  • Sat 27.04.24 16 h

What spheres exist beyond the dividing lines of the living and non-living? What relationships, and realms of possibility emerge between technologies and artistic practices?

In a transdisciplinary program featuring lectures, discussions, installations, and performances, ›life.like‹ interrogates the boundaries between machines, objects, and biological systems. Six artistic perspectives offer insights into their works, which delve into techno-social interactions, historical and advanced technologies, hybrid bodily experiences, as well as diverse interfaces between humans and machines. Over the course of two evenings, visitors can engage with pre-Columbian knotting techniques, knitting machines, and virtual reality, experience various robotic beings, or listen to the sounds of the Earth's atmosphere.

The event at PACT has been developed by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg: Cultures of Research (c:o/re) | RWTH Aachen and PACT Zollverein in the context of the conference series ›Politics of the Machines‹. This series is dedicated to exploring how machines and technology influence artistic and cultural production as well as our perception of the world.

Under the title ›Lifelikeness & beyond‹, c:o/re | RWTH Aachen hosts the 4th edition from 22. – 26.04.2024.

Developed by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg: Cultures of Research (c:o/re) | RWTH Aachen and PACT Zollverein in the context of the conference series ›Politics of the Machines‹.

Program

Fri. 26.04.

18 - 19:30 h
Open Studios

Geumhyung Jeong ›Studio Visit‹
Studio 2

Interface Lab ›Tactile Dialogues‹
Studio 3

19:30 - 21 Uhr
Lectures / Main Stage

19:30 h
Welcome & introduction to ›Politics of the Machines‹

20:00 h
Geumyhung Jeong
Lecture

20:30 h
Silke Grabinger
Lecture

from 21 h
Artist Talk
Foyer

Hände mit Robotertorso

Hände mit gewebtem Textil

Computergenerierte Wüstenlandschaft

Silke Grabinger mit Roboter

KhipuCoding Performance

Sat. 27.04.

16 - 19 h
Open Studios

Lena Biresch ›Me, Myself & My Avatars (or remapping the homunculus)‹
Guided Single Virtual Reality Experience
Wintergarden, Timeslots: 16 h, 16:30 h, 17 h, 17:30 h, 18:00 h

Geumhyung Jeong ›Studio Visit‹
Studio 2, Meet the artist: 16 h, 17 h, 18 h

Interface Lab ›Tactile Dialogues‹
Studio 3

Silke Grabinger ›SPOTSHOTBEUYS‹
Small Stage, Durational Performance

19:30 - 21 h
Main Stage

19:30 h
Welcome & introduction
 to ›Politics of the Machines‹

20 h
Lena Biresch ›Me, Myself & My Avatars (or remapping the homunculus)‹

Live Walkthrough

20:30 h
Juan Duarte Regino ›Atmospheric Listening‹

Lecture

21 h
Paola Torres Núñez del Prado ›KhipuKoding‹

Sound Performance

from 21:30 h
Artist Talk

Foyer

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