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12/4/2014 - 1/11/2015
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

BER-DTM-HNL – Fasten your seatbelts!

The exhibition of the HMKV in the framework of the Next Level Conference presents characteristic examples for the development of flight simulation beginning in the 1980s. This selection will be augmented by a variety of different artistic positions that address the ideas of simulation, play, and flight.

9/27/2014 - 3/8/2015
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

Evil Clowns

‘Dangerous clowns are standing by the side of the road’, sang the Düsseldorf band Der Plan as early as 1979. The international exhibition Evil Clowns at Hartware MedienKunstVerein explores this ambivalent character.

7/5/2014 - 8/31/2014
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

„Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst“ (Now I Can Help Myself) - The 100 best Internet video tutorials

Today, in the age of do-it-yourself (DIY), the Internet video tutorial has become what the German book series “Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst” (Now I Can Help Myself) once was for the car enthusiast. The exhibition shows a selection of the 100 funniest and most absurd, exciting, uncanny, and amusing video tutorials online.

3/1/2014 - 6/22/2014
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

World of Matter – On the Global Ecologies of Raw Material

World of Matter is an international research, exhibition, and online project investigating primary materials and the complex ecologies of which they are a part. The exhibition presents aesthetic and ethical approaches to the handling of resources, while challenging the anthropocentric assumption that the planet’s materials are primarily a resource for human consumption. The newly produced works engage mining in Brazil, oil extraction from Canada’s tar sands, rice and cotton production in southeast Asia, land reclamation in Egypt, fishing in the North Sea, the sugar trade in Nigeria, and coal mining in the Ruhr.

9/14/2013 - 1/26/2014
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL: Requiem for a Bank – Exhibition

The exhibition Requiem for a Bank examines the new forms of industry, with a particular focus on the development of global financial markets since 1972 – a time when inflation, rising unemployment and successive oil crises combined with the emergence of new information technologies to give birth to a new kind of financial economy that was no longer dependent on real goods or services.

9/14/2013 - 1/26/2014
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL: Axel Braun – To the benefit of a society of tomorrow for which we build today – Installation

Axel Braun’s project Zugunsten einer Gesellschaft von morgen, für die wir heute schon bauen (To the benefit of the society of tomorrow for which we are building today) explores the history and architecture of the WestLB.

9/14/2013 - 1/26/2014
Exhibition | Dortmunder U


INDUSTRIAL (Research) asks a deceptively simple question: What happened to industry? This question applies not only to the Ruhr but also to large parts of Belgium, Northern France, Northern England, the USA, and formerly socialist states in Eastern Europe. How does the so-called ‘structural change’ affect communities and landscapes globally? And what are its repercussions in art and popular culture?

9/14/2013 - 3/2/2014
Event | Dortmunder U / Unionviertel


From September 2013, to March 2014, the NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL - initiated by Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) - is taking place at the Dortmunder U and Dortmunder Unionviertel. Through various formats including exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops, film screenings and performances, this four-month-long international festival explores the past, present and future of industry.