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31. August 2012 - 11. November 2012

Sensing Place. Mediatizing the Urban Landscape

Sensing Place engages with urban developments, new digital infrastructure and municipal space concepts. Transformed perceptions of urban space due to our data-oriented society is a significant aspect of the exhibition. Neighborhoods are no longer experienced by foot, but are constructed through access via Smartphone or other new media technologies. The exhibition seeks to address this reconfiguration of the public space by means of an increasing overlap of the digital spheres of information and geographical reality.

The exhibition attempts to follow this reorganization and modification of the public space with artistic interventions and media-based devices. Several location-dependent areas will provide the possibility for the visitors to explore not only the exhibited works but also the Dreispitzareal and old town of Basel in a sensory experience – from Urban Games to visualizations of data, Smartphone-Apps or sensory Sound interventions. Mobility and various interactions enable new, overlapping electro-acoustical sound- and data spaces that are brought to life by digital devices and can be experienced by the visitors.

Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen (N), Ursula Damm (D), fabric|ch (CH), Ulrich Fischer (CH), Luca Forcucci (CH, Konzert/Performance), Yolande Harris (GB/NL), Christina Kubisch (D), Francisco Meirino (CH, Konzert/Performance), Christian Nold (GB), Gordan Savičić (SRB/D) , SENSEable City Lab (Carlo Ratti, Assaf Biderman, Dietmar Offenhuber, Eugenio Morello, Musstanser Tinauli, Kristian Kloeckl, David Lee, Malima I. Wolf, E Roon Kang) (USA), Mark Shepard (USA), Corinne Studer (CH)

Curated by Sabine Himmelsbach.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7 pm

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