VASTER THAN EMPIRES AND MORE SLOW is a multimedia narrative exhibition whose title is taken from the science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. For the artists, the exploration of a sentient planet described therein metaphorically stands for the experience of digital space. The highly compressed short story from 1971 deals with themes that could not be more emblematic of the description of Web 2.0/3.0, in which social isolation, ecological and social networks of fear, the (im)possibility of empathy and escape from reality become increasing filters of our existence. The artists draw associations from the text as a personal coping mechanism with the digital.
The artists studied media art together between 2013 and 2018 under Prof. Klaus vom Bruch at the AdBK Munich. After graduating, they moved in opposite directions, both artistically and geographically. For the exhibition, the four are returning to their origins, to Munich and to the moving image for the first time.
Featuring Janina Totzauer, An Laphan, Veronika Christine Dräxler and Lia Melissa Wehrs
June 18: 3:00pm-8:00pm
June 19: 2:00pm-8:00pm, tour with the artists @3:00pm
June 20-24: 5:00pm-8:00pm
June 25-26: 2:00pm-8:00pm