The Beep Electronic Art Collection, Reus

POSTCITY, Bunker, Säulenhalle/Paketspeicher

The objective of the Beep Electronic Art Collection is to be witness and agent of the transgression created at the intersection of art, science and technology. It is recognized not only for what it collects, but for how it does so; it has generated a new type of collectionism promoting programs of production, preservation and patronage of technological art, encouraging the debate around issues related to the introduction of new technologies in art.

At this year’s Ars Electronica Festival, the Beep Electronic Art Collection in collaboration with the NewArtFoundation will present the results of the new production program developed with Hangar, with works by TopLap, Kenneth Dow and Patricio Rivera. It is a proposal accompanied by a selection of pieces, including new productions and acquisitions. Works by Robertina Šebjanič, Mariano Sardón and Mariano Sigman, Félicie d ́Estienne d ́Orves, and José Manuel Berenguer establish an expanded concept of Bio-Art, questioning our role and interaction with our environment, both nearby and far away, as earthly, aquatic and cosmic beings.

In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.
Ronald Reagan at the United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 21, 1987