The World Without Us. Narratives on the age of non-human actors

22. October 2016 - 05. March 2017 Dortmunder U, Level 3

In „The World Without Us“ humans will be replaced by machines, Artificial Intelligences will be optimized by other AIs and algorithms will be programmed by self-learning algorithms. In this way a radically different, post-anthropocentric world could develop where non-human life forms would eventually prove to be better adaptable than humans.

The artists in this exhibition explore the possibility of an ecology after man – an age of the post-Anthropocene, in which other “life” forms, such as algorithms, artificial intelligence, artificially created nanoparticles, genetically modified micro-organisms and seemingly monstrous plants, have taken control of the world.

This new era, which has already begun, albeit imperceptibly, is the age of non-human actors.

Funders and Partners

Funded by

the German Federal Cultural Foundation

Main funders of the HMKV
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW

Aksioma, Ljubljana

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