iMAL, Center for Digital Cultures and Technology, Brussels

Iterations #2: I don’t know where this is going

A collective installation by Constant & esc

Contrary to on-line services such as Open Street Map or google maps, the playful spatial earth itinerary simulator proposed in this installation points at the stormy weathers, the obstacles, the troubles and uncertainties you might encounter on a journey. Bodies and objects move through the space of I don’t know where this is going. They curve, bend, avoid, cut across, crossing lines of separation and connecting the dots from point of departure to destination.

Departing, taking off, leaving, going, fleeing, escaping … where from and where to? The war in Syria, its disastrous effects on people’s lives and the streams of refugees it created and still creates destabilises the concept/idea of travel. When fleeing home seems unavoidable, it doesn’t mean your destination is immediately clear. Are you welcome? For thousands of people the question where this is all leading to is a crucial one.

I don’t know where this is going is part of Iterations, a project investigating the future of collaborative artistic practices in a technologically networked context. Iterations is a travelling exhibition and residency of each time a new group of 6 artists who are creating a collective media work. They are invited and guided by Constant and esc medien labor from Graz, Austria. As a starting point for their work they take the artwork that is made in the previous edition of Iterations, by a different group of artists. This leads to a chain of ’iterating’ artworks that aim to formulate a visual answer to the question in what ways artists collaborate in a technological era.

I don't know where this is going is the second edition of Iterations and presents a collective installation by Pascale Barret (BE/FR), Claire Williams (BE/FR), François Zajega (BE), Julien Deswaef (USA/BE) and Annie Abrahams (NL/FR).


Thursday June 23 2016

June 24 - July 29 2016
Tue - Fri, 13:00 - 18:00

Free entrance!

Group visits
+32-2-410 30 93

Location: iMAL
Quai des Charbonnages 30 Koolmijnenkaai
1080 Brussels

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