EXTENDED REALITY – Code and Materiality in Art and Culture

03.–30 September 2021
Atrium and Media Theater of Humboldt-Universität’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Georgenstr. 47, 10117 Berlin

An interactive exhibition by the INKA research group at the HTW – University of Applied Sciences Berlin in cooperation with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« and Media Theater. Final exhibition of the EU-funded INKA project AURORA School for ARtists.

Many artists today no longer work solely with physical materials such as paint and paper or wood and stone—instead, artworks, like design processes and cultural productions, pass through various states of analog and digital materiality.

Augmented and mixed reality enable the combination of physical and programmed realities. In virtual reality, the result is usually an experience that hides the analog environment—how can we still speak of materiality in this context?

»Extended Reality – Code and Materiality in Art and Culture« illuminates various aspects of materiality through selected works from design, art, literature, music, performance and science that have been created in interdisciplinary engagement with extended reality technologies.