26 Jun 2017 – 2 Jul 2017
Mousonturm & Naxoshalle
Hope fuels our actions to change the present and aspire for a better future. Hope bears transformative power and is in itself a creative and formative force. The hopeful mind does not give up but continues to invent solutions for problems it is faced with. It constantly imagines alternatives for the given, utopias that have the potential of becoming true. But this restless pursuit of the better is what makes hope a bittersweet pill, as it makes us endure the worst just for the sake of hoping that some day things might change, as long as we continue working and fighting for it. Hope is what’s left to humankind after Pandora opened her mythical box. The great evils escaped torturing us from then on – however, hope remained. The question raised is whether hope is the means to challenge all evils or, as German philosopher Nietzsche would put it, the greatest evil of them all? Either way: Hope is a mighty force.
This is what makes it so appealing to designers, politicians and advertisers. Hope can be used and abused by stirring up fears or amplifying confidence. The tools for this are the rhetorics of hope which manifest in images and imaginaries or in endless speeches peppered with the adequate keywords and delivered in the right tone. Technologies play a crucial part in this, as they are invented and used to maintain these rhetorics. At the same time they are also subject to our hopes. Although we don’t follow a modernist idea of technological progress leading to a brighter future anymore, we still engineer our world to tackle ecological, political and social deficits.
With worksy by:
ADAM HARVEY, ALACOQUE NTOME, AMELIA MARZEC, AMELIE HINRICHSEN, AWUOR ONYANGO, BENEDIKT GROSS & JOEY LEE, BENJAMIN VAN BEBBER, BURAK ARIKAN, CÉSAR ESCUDERO ANDALUZ & MARTÍN NADAL, EDEN MITSENMACHER, ELSE TUNEMYR, FELIX KOSOK, FLORIAN EGERMANN, GOLAN LEVIN & SHAWN SIMS, HEATH BUNTING, JARED ONYANGO, JEREMY BAILEY, KATHIA VON ROTH, LAB[AU], LAUREN MCCARTHY, LEO HOFMANN, LILIAN NEJATPOUR & SIMON WECKERT, LUDWIG ZELLER & BERND HOPFENGÄRTNER, MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST & NATAN SINIGAGLIA, MELISA ALLELA, MIKA SATOMI & HANNAH PERNER-WILSON (KOBAKANT), MILAD FOROUZANDEH, MOHSEN HAZRATI, KOLLEKTIV NEUE DRINGLICHKEIT, ONFORMATIVE, PINAR YOLDAS, TEGA BRAIN AND MANY MORE
Curated by: Alexandra Waligorski & Jeanne Charlotte Vogt
Art Mediation: Alexandra Waligorski, Begüm Inal, Katharina Bitz, Katharina Steins, Marie Trabandt, Martina Sander, Olga Luchanok, Verena Kuni
Hope Lab, Digital Debate Lab and exchange programs were funded by
by Alexandra Waligorski, Verena Kuni, Begüm Inal, Marie-Luise Trabandt, Katharina Steins, Felix Bitz
NODE17 was accompanied by an extensive mediation program bridging the gap between audiences and degrees of information.
by Heath Bunting
The Identity Workshop by British Artist Heath Bunting evolved from his ongoing long time research into the construction of personhood.
by Amelia Marzec, Verena Kuni
Amelia Marzec in conversation with Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni
by Burak Arikan
Media Artist and Programmer Burak Arikan will give insights into his project Graph Commons.
Art Mediation, Talk
by Tega Brain
Interviewed by HOLO magazine publisher Alexander Scholz the artist will talk about her work and her design approach.
by Ludwig Zeller, Bernd Hopfengärtner, Florian Arnold
is a speculative narration on the potential of big data for everyday life. Bernd Hopfengärtner and Ludwig Zeller in conversation with Florian Arnold.
by Rainer Kohlberger, Patrick Raddatz
An artist talk between Rainer Kohlberger and Patrick Raddatz
Art Project, Commission, Laboratory
by Jeremy Bailey, Lauren McCarthy, Kathia von Roth, Florian Egermann, Dr. Felix Kosok
NODE17 commissioned a team of five artists to turn the festival into a more hopeful place.
Artwork, International Exchange, Performance
by Alacoque Ntome, Awuor Onyango, Amelie Hinrichsen, Benjamin van Bebber, Else Tunemyr, Jared Onyango, Leo Hofmann, Melisa Allela
An international exchange project for eight artists from Kenya and Germany working with contemporary dance, performance, technology and design.
Exhibition, International Exchange
by Milad Forouzandeh, Mohsen Hazrati, Ali Khadivar
The iranian curators and artists Mohsen Hazrati and Milad Forouzandeh were invited to NODE17 to show works of young media artists from Shiraz, Iran.
Artist Residency, International Exchange
by Lilian Nejatpour, Simon Weckert
Selected Artists: Lilian Nejatpour and Simon Weckert