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Theme Exhibition: (Co)Owning More-than-Truth


Developed within the framework of the European project More-than-Planet, this year’s theme exhibition, (Co)Owning More-than-Truth, calls for a complete shift in our worldviews, relationships, language, consciousness, and narratives across the planet. From significant signs of climate change to fake news, it is evident that the truths humanity collates on the planet —be they numbers, facts, narratives, voices, or orders of life — are still patchy and biased, with their impacts and consequences varying for individual beings, societies, and nature. While truth is vital for human progress and development, we need more than just truth; we require new sets of actions to transcend beyond human advancements.

(Co)Owning More-than-Truth addresses this point by viewing truth as a pharmacon to navigate current topologies of the knowledge structure, to map them out as dynamic and multifaceted entities and to accommodate the truths that are drifting and shifting. On display are myriads of artworks gliding from truths unearthed from the landscapes, ecosystems and cycle of life in and out of Earth to ground truths of collecting data and processing information to challenge existing regimes of knowledge. Deviating from the quandary of what the truth is and to whom we delegate the right to the truth, (Co)Owning More-than-Truth offers a space where interdisciplinary practices, approaches, and narratives are pluralized to unearth a more profound and inclusive understanding of being together, forging a path towards a consensus of collective efforts for the crises we face as a whole. Through the selected artworks, the exhibition encourages you to question prevailing norms and engage in critical reflections about the complexities of true ownership and its impact on global urgencies through various acts of owning: Navigating, Mapping and Shifting.

Navigating Truths

(Co)Owning begins with sensing and realizing what is before us as well as what can be imagined and experimented with. In Navigating truths, new forms of ecosystem, food chain and symbiosis are presented to expand the horizon of how truths could be perceived and unfolded. Through artistic speculation and scientific imagination on queer and postcolonial futures, marginalized narratives on territories, technologies that calibrate the usage of natural resources as well as scientific theories create a base for understanding different matters, bodies, species and their relationships, while recognizing and questioning individual lens carved to form truths.

Mapping Truths

In Mapping Truths, the exhibition delves into various practices of calibrating and mapping the cartographies of both natural and digital ecologies to not only unearth truths about our surroundings but to identify nonhuman agencies that coexist with us on the planet. From Southwest of Colombia to the Karst regions of Slovenia, indigenous spirituality, governance, data on natural disasters such as wildfires, melting glaciers and permafrost as well as offshore infrastructure and species are meticulously laid out to expand on a new sense of community. Here, different temporalities and technologies are artistically contested to combat limitations of human perception for it is not merely to generate facts or truths, but to actively own and connect more nodes between multifarious entities.

Shifting Truths

The advancements of technologies and media have reached a state where the fine line between fake and real is blurred, circulation of specific content is dominated by the stakeholders while personal data with information and narratives is evermore tokenized. Who creates and validates them? Are the tools and outputs accessible to everyone? Whose voice is being marginalized and whose narrative holds more significance? How could we further envisage our subjectivities to include and expand our current knowledge system? The final section brings us to the heart of the exhibition’s inquiry: taking truths as a human construct and reevaluating the power of multiple narratives in shaping truth and our planet. Selected artworks challenge the audience to tackle the implicit trust in certain sources of data and reflect on how individual experiences and perspectives shape the understanding of truth.

At the nexus of art, technology and society, (Co) Owning More-than-Truth endeavors to bring different subjects, fields and knowledge together. Yet, this signifies the utmost truth we are all aware of: No single entity or community could take hold of crises at a planetary scale, and we all co-own the planet together. By shifting the perception of truth as a social construct, the exhibition challenges the audience to engage
with a multitude of perspectives, inviting it to be an active participant in the construction of its meaning. As we navigate, map and embrace shifting truths, the exhibition serves as the platform where truth is not a fixed destination but a continuous journey of exploration and discovery of the future we want to own.

Presented in the context of the More-than-Planet project, part of the theme exhibition is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The exhibition features works from EMAP (The European Media Art Platform) residency created through the European Media Artist in Residence Exchange (EMARE), Art Science Residency funded by Art Collection Deutsche Telekom, Randa Art|Science Residency project organized by Institut Ramon Llull, hosted by Ars Electronica and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). The exhibition also includes artworks awarded the ArTS (Art, Technology, Society) Production Grant for Swiss Artists, a grant supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Creative Industries Fund NL generously supports a section of the exhibition.



    Špela Petrič (SI), Studio Teratope (NL)

    AIxxNOSOGRAPHIES is a participatory art-research framework looking into medical AI with the intention of contextualizing critically the transition in healthcare we are currently undergoing. Through collective methodologies such as performative ethnographies, AI infrastructure mappings and video documentation, the project invites the wider audience to better understand the new body biopolitics.

  • APES


    Marco Barotti (IT/DE)

    APES is a collection of kinetic sound sculptures made with recycled WI-FI antennas. They are driven by algorithms showing dynamic counters of data consumption and cyber-attacks: from Facebook likes and Google searches to cyber-attacks happening in real time.

  • Biosymbiotic Exoskeleton

    Biosymbiotic Exoskeleton

    Dorotea Dolinšek (SI)

    In this project, Dolinšek draws attention to our microbiome as an organ of great importance for our survival, not only in an ontological sense but also in a very personal, intimate way. Here, being alive in radical conditions as outer space is challenging life; being alive means being in symbiosis with non-human living systems.

  • Brakfesten / La Grande Bouffe

    Brakfesten / La Grande Bouffe

    Anne Duk Hee Jordan (DE/KR), Pauline Doutreluingne (BE)

    Brakfesten/ La Grande Bouffe is a macro film filmed in a changing forest ecology, where one zooms into the intricate symbiotic relationships of life and death, and sees this through the eyes of insects, trees, and other living organisms.



    Dorota Gawęda (PL/CH), Eglė Kulbokaitė (LT/CH)

    BROOD (The Second Body) hopes to trace possibilities of being both—self and other, dispersed and situated seeking to trace the self that is also a brood, looking to find moments when identities blend; the body proves to be not a boundary to be contained but porous, with its leaks and spills connecting to the world.

  • Cartographies of the Unseen

    Cartographies of the Unseen

    Felipe Castelblanco (CO), Lydia Zimmermann (CH)

    Through participatory filmmaking, this project creates an inter-epistemic dialogue with Indigenous territorial logics from the South of Colombia to explore the forest as a system of volumes that extends across a vertical axis of occupation and resistance, above and below ground.

  • Ceux sans qui la terre ne serait pas la terre

    Ceux sans qui la terre ne serait pas la terre

    David Shongo (CD)

    The installation draws inspiration from the reflections of the ecologist Malcolm Ferdinand, who offers a critique of our current approach to the global ecological collapse. Ferdinand highlights a fragmentation between concerns for a better future for our planet on one hand, and an unanswered societal urgency on the other.



    Klaus Spiess (AT), Emanuel Gollob (AT), Paul Gründorfer (AT), in cooperation with Jens Hauser (DE/FR)

    CHRONOLALIA explores truth’s fluidity across various timeframes. Directed by time-sensitive microbiome species, laboratory data and AI, visitors utilize whole-body vibration and an artificial voice to traverse internal, environmental, and AI-driven timelines.

  • Collectivize Facebook

    Collectivize Facebook

    Jonas Staal (NL), Jan Fermon (BE)

    Artist Jonas Staal and human rights lawyer Jan Fermon join forces in their initiation of a collective action lawsuit against Facebook. Combining progressive law and art, Fermon and Staal claim we must reclaim the collective creative work and investment behind trillion-dollar companies.

  • Consensus Gentium

    Consensus Gentium

    Karen Palmer (GB)

    As we now find ourselves in a futuristic dystopian world, the immersive film experience Consensus Gentium will enable participants to experience both dystopian and utopian future realities, based upon how we respond to the world we find ourselves in today.

  • dBlech


    Daniel Haas (AT)

    An object that merges the visible and the audible layers of perception. Emerging soundwaves that manipulate and distort light rays.

  • Eco-Bot.Net


    Barnaby Francis (GB), Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja (GB), Dale Vince (GB)

    Eco-Bot.Net is a cross-sectoral initiative launched online during COP26 (2021) to expose the scale of corporate greenwashing and climate change disinformation on social media, co-created by artists Bill Posters, Rob Del Naja of Massive Attack and UN Ambassador Dale Vince.

  • Every BODY knows/owns the TRUTH

    Every BODY knows/owns the TRUTH

    Werner Jauk (AT), Laura Sophie Meyer (DE)

    The world view of the seeing / understanding establishes truth as reality made by humans and extends it in the feasibility of humans and environment “amplified” by powers dominating humans and the environment. Precisely on account of the mediatization of the “mechanic” body and its thinking, this human-made culture has overextended itself in the Anthropocene.

  • Fluvial dialects

    Fluvial dialects

    Miha Godec (SI)

    Fluvial Dialects is a series of three kinetic sound installations – Palingenesis, Con·d/s·ense, D•still – that use water as its central medium to create a meditative space where visitors can listen to the sound of water being purified, condensed and distilled.




    Enter the extraterrestrial mini-planet of FORMATA, where alien blobs actively move and pulsate with energy. This multisensory art installation invites visitors to redefine our place in an active cosmos through a bodily encounter that challenges the prevailing narratives that shape our engagement with matter.

  • Ghostly Plants of Damaged Worlds

    Ghostly Plants of Damaged Worlds

    Alizée Armet (FR)

    Ghostly Plants of damaged worlds is an installation located between technological world art and biomedia art. Presenting a speculative vision, this project tells of the possibility of an appearance of albino plants on soil due to too many heavy metals and human influence in the form of technological apparatuses.



    Juliane Jaschnow (DE), Stefanie Schroeder (DE)

    The multi-channel installation HC SVNT DRACONES is an outgrowth of the research for a partially three-dimensional film about warning signs, feedback loops, fluorescent bird flocks, eternity damage, insect VR cinema, geology and political systems.

  • HIDDEN ORDERS_Microstructural Machine

    HIDDEN ORDERS_Microstructural Machine

    Hsun Hsiang Hsu (TW)

    In the material world, there are innumerable natural orders that structure the environment and the world in which we live. The interpretation of these orders does not belong to a specific species or time, but is like an eternal existence hidden in every corner.

  • I want to delete it all, but not now

    I want to delete it all, but not now

    Roos Groothuizen (NL)

    I want to delete it all, but not now is an unsolvable escape game that challenges our personal motives for escaping the data industry. We all have thought about going offline or exploring alternative platforms, but what is holding us back?

  • Infrastructure of a Migratory Bird

    Infrastructure of a Migratory Bird

    Vladan Joler (RS), Felix Stalder (CH), Gordan Savičić (AT)

    This map, Infrastructure of a Migratory Bird, investigates the anthropogenic environment created to enable the Northern Bald Ibis to live in Europe again as a wild animal.

  • Interactive Resonance Sphere

    Interactive Resonance Sphere

    Simon Kopfberger (AT), Rita Newman (AT)

    The project seeks to bridge the divide between hearing and seeing, allowing individuals to witness and explore the mesmerizing connection between sonic waves and the visible world around them.

  • La Verdad (The Truth)

    La Verdad (The Truth)

    Cecilia Vilca (PE)

    La Verdad (The Truth) is an impossible confrontation that technology allows between an Artificial Intelligence (AI) of politician Keiko Fujimori’s voice in training to tell the truth

  • Massive Binaries

    Massive Binaries

    Andy Gracie (GB/ES)

    Massive Binaries takes AI mediation of gravitational wave observations of neutron star mergers and polarized ideological viewpoints as the seeds of an evolving narrative about the fragility of progress, the struggle for consensus and the inevitability of collisions and fusions.

  • Melting – the show must go on!

    Melting – the show must go on!

    Michel Winterberg (CH)

    The installation Melting – the show must go on! addresses the huge energy consumption of the computers and servers worldwide. The components in the work come from computer cooling technology—but here they are used to produce ice. The ice crystals that have grown are suddenly defrosted after a certain time—a generative cycle is created



    Pamela Neuwirth (AT), Harald Purrer (AT), Simone Boria (GB/AT)

    We refer to the pillars of robotics (Asimovs Robotic Laws), information theory (Claude Shannons “useless machine”) and cybernetics (Turing-Test): In hyper-communication with the machine, humans recognizes that their insight is limited, so that the machine seems to have a life of its own. In the discrete therapeutic situation of MEMESIS, illusion and reality collide.

  • Microfluidic Oracle Chip & Autopoesis Answering Machine (MOC&AAM)

    Microfluidic Oracle Chip & Autopoesis Answering Machine (MOC&AAM)

    Agnes Meyer-Brandis (DE)

    A microfluidic machine and installation that whimsically explores whatever questions we ask and how we answer them. Each question is an experiment in itself.

  • More-than-Planet Lab

    More-than-Planet Lab

    Waag Futurelab (NL), Northern Photographic Centre (FI), ART2M/Makery (FR), Leonardo/Olats (FR), Zavod Projekt Atol (SI), Ars Electronica (AT)

    More-than-Planet Lab serves as a space for open discussions, exploring new perspectives and narratives to reconstruct our concept of the planet and its imaginary. Through the exploration of ongoing projects and workshops, the aim is to deepen our understanding of the planet, raise awareness of urgent issues and foster a collective sense of ownership.

  • Oculos Super Ignes Vigilantes Volavimus

    Oculos Super Ignes Vigilantes Volavimus

    Spektr Z (SI)

    SPEKTR Z is a hybrid mobile laboratory established in 2022. It consists of modules and equipment for remote sensing, reception and processing systems for sensor data which connects tactical media workers, artists, creative and high-tech industry and research institutions.

  • Organ Of Radical Care: Una Matriz Colaborativa

    Organ Of Radical Care: Una Matriz Colaborativa

    Charlotte Jarvis (GB), Dr. Patricia Saragüeta (AR)

    Organ of Radical Care: Una Matriz Colaborativa is using new science to grow a collaborative uterus from menstrual blood of multiple women, trans and non-binary people. The project is communicated through sculpture, poetry and video/audio installation.

  • Prompt Battle Training Station

    Prompt Battle Training Station

    Sebastian Schmieg (DE)

    Do you have what it takes to be a prompt engineer? Train your skills at the Prompt Battle Training Station and prepare for the prompt battles of the future.

  • Sistema Cinco: Non-Human Determinations

    Sistema Cinco: Non-Human Determinations

    Cristo Riffo (CL)

    Sistema Cinco explores microorganism interdependencies, contrasting natural and human-made molecular technologies. It comprises a robotic microscope that explores microbial samples and AI for cybernetic management with algorithmic governance. Drawing inspiration from The Viable System—a non-hierarchical structure mirroring biological organisms’ nervous systems, used in the project Cybersyn (1971).

  • StellaVerde


    Gregor Krpič (SI), Simon Gmajner (SI), Dr. Jan Babič (SI), Dr. Marko Jamšek (SI), Gal Sajko (Jožef Stefan Institute) (SI)

    StellaVerde is a vertical garden arrangement, in which a functional connection between animals, plants and robots allows plants and animals (in this case fish) to use robots according to their needs. The robot, in this case a five-legged spiderbot, interprets the data and translates it into a watering rout(in)e for the spiderbot.

  • The Effect of Cannonry on Thunderclouds

    The Effect of Cannonry on Thunderclouds

    Juliane Jaschnow (DE), Stefanie Schroeder (DE)

    A film about storm images and the storm as an image

  • The Great Offshore

    The Great Offshore


    The Great Offshore is an extradisciplinary investigation that takes an in-depth look at the phenomenon of offshore finance. With the help of proven art strategies (from tactical media to psychogeography), the artist collective RYBN.ORG has meticulously collected evidence over the course of several research trips to iconic offshore locations.

  • The Truth About Being a Woman / The Hissing Booth

    The Truth About Being a Woman / The Hissing Booth

    Mary Mayrhofer (AT), Patrick Litzlfellner (AT)

    It is true that we have not managed to achieve absolute equality this year either. And it is unfortunately also true that people who behave in a misogynous or sexist way tend not to change this behavior. The Truth About Being A Woman aims to confront exactly these people with social problems and everyday conflicts.

  • Time Tunnel

    Time Tunnel

    Julian Pixel Schmiederer (AT)

    The sound installation “Time Tunnel“ sends you on an unpleasant journey through a time we collectively decided to call „covid time“ or “pandemic time“. A time in which news and catchy headlines flooded our timelines and over stimulated our cognitive awareness.

  • Total Conversion

    Total Conversion

    Sasha Litvintseva (GB), Beny Wagner (DE/US)

    Total Conversion interrogates digestion as the fundamental condition for being in the world, a process of physiological, psychological, spiritual, literary and scientific dimensions. Multiple storylines trace the poetics of incorporation as a matter of metamorphosis and decay, the philosophy of matter and imperial conquest, industrialization and annihilation.



    Adriana Knouf (US)

    Solar sail CubeSat for queer and trans decolonial futurities.

  • What Remains

    What Remains

    Iodine Dynamics – Arnaud Guillon (FR), Chun Lee (TW/UK), Dustin Long (US), Aymeric Mansoux (FR) and Marloes de Valk (NL)

    It is 1986. You just came home from a skate session when a video game cartridge falls into your hands. As you plug in the cartridge a strange list of encrypted files appears. You are on the cusp of uncovering a dark secret threatening everyone. What Remains is an 8-bit game for the NES console.

  • ZOE


    Noor Stenfert Kroese (NL), Amir Bastan (IR)

    Without claiming that we know what nature wants or needs. ZOE creates a possibility of unknowns coming together. Scientists do not know what this communication within the mycelium entails. It is the curiosity of what will happen when we do not know the outcome which in turn enables us to experience the process.


This exhibition is presented in the context of the More-than-Planet project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.