Exhibition: 23.11.2017 – 24.11.2017
Curated by Katarzyna Kosmala and Josip Zanki.
We are in the midst of the digital age and what Donna Haraway coined as the integrated circuit of high-tech capital. Digital technology has engulfed all aspects of contemporary living, the web is used widely to make, store and distribute production and services. The technical is now also political – and robots are coming to stay! It is timely to reflect on what it means to be human. Although technology has significantly influenced art making and altered representation, artists still manipulate and control aspects of creation ‘by hand’, often combining digital and analogue forms.
A symposium and exhibition exploring the concept of being human and the digital-analogue divide through sound/image will be held on Thursday 23 November 2017, 2pm – 5pm, in the CCA cinema. New works by UWS artists, researchers and students will be featured alongside screenings, talks and demonstrations. The symposium will close with a live performance by Saint McCabe and Robert Motyka. The associated programme of screenings, exploring themes of ‘Being Human’ by artists from across Europe and beyond will be showcased on Thursday 23 November between 5pm – 7pm and Friday 24 November between 11am – 7pm in the cinema.
Jovana Popic got the grant of the United Kingdom of Norway and thereafter studied from 1999 till 2003 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade with the Serbian State Scholarship for Science and Art Talents. Furthermore, she got the Friedrich Naumann Foundation´s grant for gifted people in 1999 and 2006. She has been represented at the 50th Venice Biennale already during her studies. In 2008 the artist received the Award of Ulrich and Burga Knispel Foundation. After further studies at the University of Arts in Berlin, she finished her degree as a master student in the class of Rebecca Horn and was awarded with the president´s prize of the University of Arts Berlin. Also in 2009 she got the scholarship of the Goethe Institute and went to Novosibirsk, which was followed by a grant (“Medea Electronique-Mixmedia Lab Residencies”) in Athens and Sellasia, Greece. In 2010 she got the grant of the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft e.V. Berlin and was recently awarded with the Codice Mia Award and Sennheiser´s „FUTURE AUDIO ARTIST“ Prize. Jovana Popic followed invitations to exhibit her work throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia as well as USA and Japan.