Jul 12 ― Sep 16, 2018
The international exchange exhibition Datumsoria featuring Nam June Paik, Liu Xiaodong from China and Carsten Nicolai from Germany shows how the data environment in the post-digital age is integrated into our life as well as transforms and extends human senses. ‘Datumsoria,’ a neologism from the combination of the words datum and sensoria (the seat of sensation), means the creation of a new perceptual space between the real and the virtual in the information era of the 21st century. The three participating artists all explore the themes of the real, new media and the effect of the environment on human sensation and perform various artistic experiments. Nam June Paik shares his fascinating predictions and insights on the changes that technological media would bring to the real world and humans. Liu Xiadong, who photographs real landscapes and brings them into the exhibition space, reconstructs them in a mechanical way, while overlapping the real and virtual world continuously. Carsten Nicolai recreates punch cards used in early digital computers on a huge and endless screen, thereby delivering auditory and tactile senses of the real to viewers.