Open Codes. We are data
23.10.2019 – 26.01.2020
The exhibition Open Codes. We are data, a reflection on the world we live in today: a world that is created and ruled by codes. Digital codes determine how we perceive our surroundings, they influence our financial systems, our legislations and our business models; in essence, they shape and create new horizons for social, economic, or cultural activity.
Open Codes. We are data is conceived as an experimental space for creative encounters, where knowledge production on understanding computer codes and artistic approaches take place at a single venue. It is an attempt to engage with today’s realities and point out perspectives and lines of development for the future in order to better understand the world we live in: a world that has become a field of data.
This exhibition, accompanied by a broad public programme that includes presentations, workshops and film screenings, proposes a new concept of exhibition that breaks with rigid structures, developing a free access knowledge platform and inviting you to experience the exhibition hall as a space open to thinking aimed at exchanging and acquiring knowledge; and a new collaborative format.
To this end, Open Space is made available to the public, designed for public events such as workshops, conferences, round tables or meetings related to the open source theme. The distinguishing feature of this space is that anyone can shape its content. The exhibition provides the infrastructure, and the public fills it with ideas.
Exhibition organized by Azkuna Zentroa - Alhóndiga Bilbao in collaboration with ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Alemania).
Idea: Peter Weibel
Curatorial team: Blanca Giménez, Jaime de los Ríos, Fernando Pérez, Rakel Esparza
Coproduction: Azkuna Zentroa - Alhóndiga Bilbao and ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Adam Słowik, Christian Lölkes & Peter Weibel, Refik Anadol, Bernd Lintermann & Nikolaus Völzow, BNAG (Oliver-Selim Boualam & Lukas Marstaller), Claire L. Evans, Emma Charles, James Bridle, Julien Prévieux, Karin Sander, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, UBERMORGEN (lizvlx & Hans Bernhard), Varvara & Mar, Arrieta / Vázquez.