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Karen Lancel on Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:07:17 +0100 (CET)


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[Nettime-nl] DUTCH ARTISTS DUO LANCEL/MAAT AT VENICE BIENNALE 2015 IN CHINESE PAVILION


DUTCH ARTISTS DUO LANCEL/MAAT AT VENICE BIENNALE 2015 IN CHINESE PAVILION 

CURATOR: BEIJING CULTURE AND ART CENTER (BCAC), 
Thanks to Connecting Cities Network Berlin.

DATES: November 18 until 22, 2015; each day from 12 PM to 6 PM. 
CLOSING EVENT: November 21, 4 PM

http://www.lancelmaat.nl/work/saving-face/ 
Venice Biennale: http://other.future.bcaf.org.cn/en/active/54

Best Practice Award 2013 Virtueel Platform; Nominatie TASIE Award-2012 Beijing 

To this Venice Biennale, which is titled ‚All the World’s Futures', 'Saving Face’ is an exceptional interactive contribution, reflecting on our networked society experience. 
Shortly after the Venice show, ‘Saving Face’ will travel to Beijing, for the new museum Beijing Culture and Art Center’s opening performance, taking place on December 26, 2015.

MEETING RITUAL
Lancel/Maat often work in the context of today’s explosively growing Chinese mega-cities. Here social cohesion has changed radically, ruled by social technologies and digitale platforms. Working in China and Europe, the artists  experiment with new meeting-rituals for the Smart City. They deconstruct and turn around control technologies and sensory perception, to facilitate intimate meeting experiences. 

'CAN I TOUCH YOU ONLINE?" 
'Saving Face' is a small, intimate ritual to reflect on big techno-social changes. 

'YOUR FACE AS A SOCIAL INTERFACE'. 
'Saving Face' is a poetic ‘meeting-through-touching ritual’. The ritual includes an interactive city sculpture with a camera connected to an urban screen and face-recognition-technologies. Through an experimental, socially shared bio-feedback system, participants caress their own faces, to connect online with family, friends and strangers world-wide. They become tangible and visible for each other in a relational process, a ‘social sculpture’; inviting them to endlessly meet, caress, mirror and merge.” 

ARTISTS DUO KAREN LANCEL/ HERMEN MAAT 
create meeting places for city public spaces, museums and the digital domain. 
Saving Face emerged from artistic research that is conducted at Delft University of Technology in the context of Lancel’s PhD trajectory (Promotores: Prof. dr.  Frances Brazier, Dr. Caroline Nevejan).

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:  Shanghai World Expo 2010; TASIE-2012 (Art, Science & Technology Museum Beijing) | TASIE 2006 Millenium Museum Beijing  | ISEA 2016 Hongkong | Eyebeam New York | Rijksmuseum Amsterdam | Ars Electronica Linz | ZKM Karlsruhe | Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam  Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam | University Utrecht / Urban Interfaces Group | Holland Festival /De Balie | De Appel Amsterdam | Transmediale Berlijn | Art Center Nabi Seoul South-Korea | TASML Tsinghua University Art Science and Media Laboratory Beijing - Artists in residency | 
 
Generously supported by: Mediafonds | Mondriaan fonds | Sandberg {AT} Mediafonds | Dutch embassy Beijing and Berlin | SICA400 | BCAF Public | Art Lab Berlin / Connecting Cities | European EIT ICT Presence-Lab | Tsinghua University Beijing `
Co-production:: Beam Systems Amsterdam  Festival ad Werf Utrecht 
Sponsor: Apple  | Diditaxi 
Production: Mart van Bree 
Technical realisation: TIM Olden, Sylvain Vriens, Jason Saragih | 
Graphic Design: Studio Matusiak, cover photo: Paulina Matusiak & Eddy Wenting 

 





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