World on a Wire Dialogues 3: Timur Si-Qin, Alena Shapovalova, and Alisa Smorodina

Wed Aug, 4 2021, 12PM - 1:30PM

World on a Wire Dialogues is a joint project by Rhizome and Garage Digital (Moscow), featuring conversations with artists about the implications of simulation practices in digital art. In this conversation, artists Timur Si-Qin (Germany), Alena Shapovalova (Russia), and Alisa Smorodina (Russia) will discuss new connections between humans and “the natural” as a source of possible spiritual reconfiguration in the context of the post-Anthropocene.

The artists in the series are drawn from the respective programs of each partner: the exhibition World on a Wire, produced by Rhizome in partnership with Hyundai Motor and traveling to Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow this fall; and the exhibition Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene at Garage, as well as the Garage Digital program. Participating artists will discuss different approaches to working with digital objects and systems, while also touching upon the challenges that simulation practices pose to longstanding philosophical questions about nature, aesthetics, reality, and spirituality. 

The discussions will be moderated by Nikita Nechaev (Garage Digital) and Michael Connor (Rhizome). They will take place online and will be broadcast in Russian and English on the Garage YouTube channel. A further event in the series will take place this fall alongside the exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow. 

Garage Digital is a program and an online platform at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Bringing together artists, scientists, programmers, and art historians, Garage Digital aims to explore and support the new languages of visual culture that are emerging under the influence of advanced technologies and new media on everyday life and on artistic and research practices.
Cover Image: Timur Si-Qin, Juniper, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Hyundai Motor.