20.10.22 - 20.11.22, HYBRID BIENNALE, Festival for Digital Arts, HELLERAU, Dresden, DE
The first edition of the HYBRID Biennale presents numerous international positions in digital arts at the interfaces to analogue, performing and visual arts in installative, performative and musical projects. The festival will be opened online on October 20th. with the digital NFT project “The Spire. A Glimpse Into the Hybrid Promise”. From 21.10. Numerous installations, concerts and performances can be experienced in the Festspielhaus in Hellerau: "Tragic Spirits" (October 21) by Choy Ka Fai, who is currently Artist in Residence at HYBRID and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, or the new production "Cancelled" by Maria Hassabi (October 22nd/23rd) will give an exciting first impression of the audiovisual and performative stage projects of the HYBRID Biennale. Under the title "Beyond these fractured presents" (21.-30.10. ) the curator Yasemin Keskintepe has developed a concept for the presentation of installations and stage presentations for artists such as Cécile B. Evans, Polina Medvedeva & Andreas Kühne, Johanna Bruckner or Lamin Fofana as well as dancers from the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz. The successful and central cooperation with PYLON is continued with current works by Theo Triantafyllidis and Sophia Al-Maria, with Artificial Museum (ARM) from Vienna, dgtl fmnsm, LENSBASED, Objekt klein a or The Constitute are other important curatorial partners and projects in the program . Another highlight of the festival is the MUTEK Collaboration Night (October 29th), which, after several postponements and adapted streaming versions, is now finally available in HELLERAU with artists such as Ryoichi Kurokawa, France Jobin &
At the beginning of the 20th century, HELLERAU was founded as a joint project of industry, research and art and as a response to industrialization and changes in working and living conditions. Today the world is facing new, extraordinarily critical phases of global transformation processes. In HELLERAU, which is now regarded as one of the most important international centers for contemporary dance, music and performance, an experimental platform for the arts in the (post-)digital age is being established with HYBRID. The concept of the hybrid is to be discussed here in its technological, but also political and ecological dimensions, in the principle of "making relatives" (Donna Haraway) and its potential for diversity and reflected in artistic projects.