Recently I’ve been to the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM) to take a look at current exhibitions; a few of them are introduced on its homepage. In general, you can spend endless hours if you want to read through the background of all the displayed items; the image galleries contain only a small sample. The admission fee is 6 €, there are no discounts for being a student.
Based on the events list, the following exhibtions were displayed (links go to Google Image Search):
- Datumsoria: The return of the Real
- The Art of Immersion
- Reinhard Döhl: Everything is Possible. Anything Goes.
- Helmut Heißenbüttel: writing collecting broadcasting
- Konrad Balder Schäuffelen: language is a body, forsooth
- AppArt Award 2017
- Radical Software. The Raindance Foundation, Media Ecology and Video Art
- // supraliminal
- Games and Politics
- Art with and through Media
Now let’s go to the first gallery.
Datumsoria was one of the main attractions. Here a video of the room as seen in the last picture:
And a video of an item that’s somehow representative for similar ideas:
A few more impressions:
The ZKM Gameplay stage was already introduced in 2013 as can be seen in the following video by the ZKM.
There are tons of other (mini-)games you can play there, all programmed and designed by students, and many of them also with physics or e. g. audio creation.
In sum, I definitely recommend going there. As the exhibitions are changing, it might even make sense to take a look at it each year. Apart from the artistic aspect, you can also catch a glimpse at the public current state of technology.