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© Image: Florian Unterberger, detail from: Endlose-Zeichnung (Totale-Bibliothek), 2014

DATA LOAM - Sometimes Hard, Usually Soft

[the future of knowledge systems]

Exhibition duration: Monday, 25 February – Friday, 8 March 2019
Opening: Monday, 25 February 2019, 19:00
Discussion: Friday, 1 March 2019, 19:00

Angewandte Innovation Laboratory
Franz Josefs Kai 3, 1010 Wien

During the opening London based artist Anna Nazo will present her piece "Performance". The work includes a spoken word/poetry co-written with AI, brainwave performance (CGI generated live from artist’s EEG data), and a drone performance.

An exhibition in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Royal College of Art in London, RIAT Vienna and the Master Programme Arts & Science. Data Loam is a PEEK project supported by the  Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and has also been made possible by the generous support of the AIL - Angewandte Innovation Laboratory.


We, the artists and scientists of the Data Loam project, are investigating the past and future of knowledge systems and postulating the urgent need to develop new forms of organization beyond the established categorizations and indexations. In this way we liberate ourselves from traditional lexical and encyclopedic orders and dissolve the hierarchies and valuations inscribed in them without creating new (and perhaps more profound) distortions. Instead of continuing to work towards a reductive binary ontology, we want rather to examine information as a dynamic network of interacting particles and thus ultimately as a form of matter in which the ambivalent, the undecidable and the ephemeral can also be integrated and depicted.

Featured artists

Leonard Coster, Juan Cruz, Johannes Frauenschuh, Maximilian Gallo, Johnny Golding, Ivonne Gracia Murillo, Nora Lengyel, Monica C. LoCascio, Manu Luksch, Anna Nazo, Andrew Newman, Marc Orou, Istem Özen, Mattia Paganelli, Julian Palacz, Martin Reinhart, Henry Rogers, Marthin Rozo, Marc Schuran, Laura Stoll, Matthias Strohmaier, Mauricio Suarez, Matthias Tarasiewicz, Florian Unterberger, Sophie-Carolin Wagner, Virgil Widrich, Despina Zacharopoulou, Jimmy Zurek

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DATA LOAM - Sometimes Hard, Usually Soft
February 26, 2019, 10:00h
AIL – Angewandte Innovation Lab, Franz Josefs Kai 3, 1010 Wien