Shedhalle’s exhibition format „Protozone“ focuses on process-based art through Hi- and Lo-Intensity phases. The new Protozone4 Extra Worlding explores artistic practices of worlding, a term used to describe the building or making of worlds.
The participating artists are strongly influenced by science fiction ideas. They use digital technologies or alter bodies and spaces to access a variety of worlds and explore their possibilities. Extra Worlding invites visitors to dive into and explore these worlds with their own bodies.
This Protozone also explores the materiality of contemporary digital technologies that are often involved in the process of worlding. After all, digital technologies do not really consist of “Clouds” but rather rely on server farms as well as resources like rare earths, electricity and human labour.
Can worlding-experiences open up new perspectives on what kind of worlds we want to live in? And can they strengthen our resistance against worlds we don’t want to be part of?