Videoeditorial with Inke Arns, Director of Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund

Deep Talk Technoschamanism I: “How does it happen that in the most diverse places artists deal with neo-shamanistic practices?”

The exhibition is called „Technoschamanism“. At first you would say: that’s a contradiction in terms. Technology is rationality and shamanism is the opposite.
The exhibition here on site shows that these two things are being thought together at the moment. And I believe that this is one reason why we have had a kind of domination of rationality in the last few hundred years, which has also had really devastating effects on the world. And that both these activists of Techno Shamanism, but also the artists here in the exhibition are looking for means to perhaps regain a – this sounds totally esoteric now – more holistic approach to the world.
(Inke Arns, Director of the Hartware Medienkunstverein Dortmund)

The exhibition “Technoschamanism” is currently on view at the Hartware Medienkunstverein in Dortmund (HMKV). It shows the works of twelve artists who intensively deal with neo-shamanistic practices.

In a three-part video editorial series, Kaput approaches the topic in conversations with the director of the HMKV Inke Arns, who also curated the exhibition, the Dortmund artist duo Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten, and the Swiss artist duo knowbotiq.

Today we present the first episode with Inke Arns:

The exhibition “Technoschamanism” can be seen until March 6 at the HMKV in Dortmund.

On display are works by Morehshin Allahyari, Joseph Beuys, Mariechen Danz, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy,  Lucile Olympe Haute,  knowbotiq, Sahej Rahal, Tabita Rezaire, Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten, Transformella (aLifveForm fed and cared for by JP Raether), Suzanne Treister and Anton Vidokle.

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