HeK presents a group exhibition »REAL FEELINGS«.
Emotions could be described as the core of the human experience. The international group exhibition REAL FEELINGS explores the rapidly changing relationship between technology and emotions. In the 21st century, emotions have increasingly come into focus – how they can be manipulated and controlled by technology because they influence our society and our lives. Today major technology companies try to manipulate the way we behave by triggering our emotions every day through smartphones, laptops and personal devices. Researchers at the MIT media lab have developed a machine learning system that ‘reads’ facial expressions to determine human emotions. At the same time, young children are being trained to recognise emotions in other human beings – because their ability to do so is failing in the digital age. The barriers between human and machine, emotion and technology seem to be breaking down.
27 August - 15 November 2020
House of Electronic Arts Basel
CH–4142 Münchenstein / Basel, Switzerland
Antoine Catala (FR), Stine Deja & Marie Munk (DK), Heather Dewey-Hagborg (US), Justine Emard (FR), Cécile B. Evans (UK), Ed Fornieles (UK), Maria Guta & Adrian Ganea (CH/RO), Esther Hunziker (CH), Seokyung Kim (KR), Clément Lambelet (CH), Lorem (IT), Kyle McDonald & Lauren McCarthy (US), Simone C. Niquille (CH), Dani Ploeger (NL), Lucy McRae (AU), Shinseungback Kimyonghun (KR), Maija Tammi (FI), Troika (UK), Coralie Vogelaar (NL), Liam Young (AU)
The exhibition is curated by Sabine Himmelsbach, Ariane Koek und Angelique Spaninks.