Pop-up Exhibition: Post Social Media Landscape
We invite you to the exhibition created due to artistic explorations of possible future scenarios after social networks!
Friday, 17. jun
About the presentation
For the past eighteen months, 25 artists and designers from across Europe have been exploring the world after the death of social media: what comes next? Their speculations on alternative phy-gital (physical meets digital) futures have ranged from bleak, austere dystopias to hopeful, inspired utopias. This process has presented many thoughts on where the human ends and the tech begins, disobedient electronics and existentially, what is left of a human that cannot be digitized? By speculating on different future scenarios (those that are probable, plausible and possible) we are also able to grasp a better understanding of the present day.
The exhibition, which comes as a result of the collaborative process, is a part of the Post Social Media Club project, opens on Friday 17 at 7 pm and will be open for three days (until Monday 20). It lands simultaneously in 5 European countries and consists of art installations and documentation of artistic explorations. Artworks presented in the exhibition pose questions on ownership of our social media data, and the weight of our digital life. Others are speculating on how to understand human history based on our social media lives. Does the abundance of data in our lives lead to losing connection with our own emotions? Finally, the exhibition presents artworks that come as a critique of immersive technologies (i.e. metaverse) by portraying the complexity and social and political tensions that these technologies induce.
The exhibition opens on Friday, June 17, and will be open for three days, until Monday 20!
Post Social Media Club investigates and explores the post social media landscape. Using Speculative Design, 25 young promising creatives from Greece, Sweden, Serbia, France and Turkey are brought together to explore, investigate and speculate on a world post-social media, and then create artwork that reflects these interpretations.
What is speculative design?
Speculative Design is an approach in which the designer takes the role of an agent who poses a problem rather than a solution. The premise of speculative design is speculation, and this combines elements of fiction, imagination and an X factor. In lieu of the current political, environmental and social climate, speculative design can offer a much-needed space for alternative perspectives, ideas and narratives.