2016 European Month of Photography: Exhibition 8. October

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The exhibition consists of photographs created during the Mini-Fotomarathon Berlin on March, 26th 2016, in the context of “Nervous Systems: quantified life and the social question”, an exhibition organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in collaboration with the Tactical Technology Collective.  Participants were challenged to interpret six topics in four hours, all of them related to the content and narrative of the exhibition.

Nervous Systems was an exhibition about how our experience and understanding of the “self” and the “social” are changing. It looked at how we become part of vast networked infrastructures and the way that abstract laws of the market and finance capitalism translate into subjective experience and embodied activity.

To allow the  visitors of the European Month of Photography to experience the creative process that underlies the spontaneous creation of the photos, a Mini-Fotomarathon will take place on October, 8th 2016. Registration is open

Registration Mini-Fotomarathon on 8.October



How and when were the photos taken?

This Mini-Fotomarathon was an official pNervous Systems Exhibition Posterartner event of the exhibition “Nervous System: quantified life and the social question”Nervous Systems was an essay exhibition with artistic works, newly commissioned productions and contextualizing materials, organised by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in collaboration with the Tactical Technology Collective, co-curated by Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski and Anselm Franke.

Participants were challenged to photographically interpret six topics inspired by the narrative and art of the exhibition. The challenge was to be completed in five hours, with the topics first revealed on March 26. A specific sequence was to be observed and no post-processing was allowed. Participants had a chance to visit the exhibition for free during the Mini-Fotomarathon day.

(c) Erik Schröder

It was a beautiful day, which allowed the creation of many creative photos. We wrote a short description of the day with a short video and a photo gallery, which you can read HERE.




How were the photos selected? Who was the Jury?

Two curators of the Exhibition “Nervous Systems: quantified life and the social question”, Stephanie Hankey und Marek Tuszinsky chose some of their favourite photos, which will be exhibited during the exhibition as part of the European Month of Photography, starting on 8. October.

Additionally, some series of the Summer Fotomarathon which took place on June 11, 2016 were selected to be exhibited as well, to offer visitors a chance to appreciate the serial story telling that the 12 hour event requires of participants.

Important Information:

When: The exhibition runs from 8. until 31.October 2016

Vernissage: 8. October 19.00 – 19.30 hs (after the end of the Mini-Fotomarathon event)

Address: Fotopioniere – Karl Marx Allee 93, 10243 Berlin

Opening times:
Monday until Friday: 11.00 to 20.00 hs.
Saturday: 11.00 to 18.00 hs.