Contrasted Working Worlds

May 19th, 2007

Artists: Alejandra Ballon, Sylvain Froidevaux, Luz Munoz, Nathalia Rodriguez, Tilo Steireif, Olivier Desvoignes, Vlado Alonso, Gabriella Loeffel, Lukas Mettler, Elia Buletti, Manuel Schmalstieg. Curator: Marko Stamenković

Contrasted Working Worlds (CWW) is an art-based intermedia project focused on the emergence of sharing as a modality of economic production. Initiated by the Critical Curatorial Cybermedia (CCC) team of professors at the Geneva University of Art and Design, it brings together a group of international artists: Alejandra Ballon, Sylvain Froidevaux, Luz Munoz, Nathalia Rodriguez, Tilo Steireif, Olivier Desvoignes, Vlado Alonso, Gabriella Loeffel, Lukas Mettler, Elia Buletti and Manuel Schmalstieg. The project outlines key issues in media art practices related to critical economics and attempts to question the economic authority in presenting art. The CWW project has two interfaces. One is a set of sixteen “Virtual Wall Papers” done by art students and dedicated to a wide range of participatory platforms. The other one presents core issues in sharing common goods, voluntary decreasing or the concept of basic income under the title “The Shape of Common Experience in a Transitory Economy”. The exhibition includes internet-based art, case studies, reportages, video interviews, photos, and drawing displays, as well as sound-based interventions and a music-event.

Critical Curatorial Cybermedia (CCC) is an interdisciplinary program at Geneva University of Arts and Design, in which artistic practice is based on political thought, post-colonial and gender theories, the art of exhibition, and the art of the Internet networks and culture. The CCC program develops research on the politics of networks, mobility, and multicultural identities. Multimedia projects take discursive, narrative or visual forms. The CCC Program organizes courses, seminars, lab units, and co-productions for pursuing individual and group projects. The faculty includes nine international professors: Catherine Queloz, Liliane Schneiter, Nils Norman, Ursula Biemann, Moyra Davey, Mark Dion, Christian Holler, Silvia Kolbowski, Christophe D’Hallivillee.

NIGHT OF MUSEUMS
Saturday, 19/05/2007, 19:00h
CONTRASTED WORKING WORLDS (CWW)
Participatory Virtual Platforms & Forms of Collective Experience in a Transition Economy
http://www.cyberaxe.org/07/tiki-index.php
CCC – Critical Curatorial Cybermedia/Geneva University of Art and Design
Geneva (Switzerland)
http://www.ccc-programme.org/
http://www.hesge.ch/

Artists:
Alejandra Ballon, Sylvain Froidevaux, Luz Munoz, Nathalia Rodriguez, Tilo Steireif, Olivier Desvoignes, Vlado Alonso, Gabriella Loeffel, Lukas Mettler, Elia Buletti, Manuel Schmalstieg

Curator: Marko Stamenković