Cytolon’s whisper / Yoichiro Kawaguchi (JP), Sofia Talanti (IT/AT) and Markus Riebe (AT) at the OÖKunstverein, Photo: Yoichiro Kawaguchi

Cytolon’s whisper

Yoichiro Kawaguchi (JP), Sofia Talanti (IT/AT) and Markus Riebe (AT) at the OÖKunstverein

For the second time the OÖKunstverein is joining Ars Electronica Festival with a dedicated exhibition, presenting the works from Y. Kawaguchi and M. Riebe as pioneers in digital art intersecting with the latest work of S. Talanti, a young transdisciplinary artist and 3D designer.

The exhibition Cytolon’s whisper is an artistic reference to the smallest unit of life: Cells as particles in constant motion, development and change, mutation and adaptation are to be understood as a metaphor for fluid concepts of our world and question reality and imagination and their conditional entanglement in bodies, their environment and their social contexts. Yoichiro Kawaguchi (JP) coined the term cytolon in reference to cytology to express the cells of an unknown artificial life that continues to grow and develop. His work intersects with a recent installation by Sofia Talanti (IT/AT), who, as a person beyond gender binarism, explores human bodies, sexuality and sensitivity in their intimate digital microcosm. Markus Riebe (AT), in turn, responds with the visualization of three-dimensional particle systems that are captured in tilting images and whose existence is directly linked to the viewer’s perceptual performance.

  • Artificial Consciousness

    Artificial Consciousness

    HyungJun Park (KR)

    HyungJun Park’s solo exhibition Artificial Consciousness brings together three artworks at Art Laboratory Berlin. The main piece, The Dream, challenges and critiques the existing datasets of machine learning and focuses on human and machine dreaming.


Curator: Manuela Naveau (AT)