CPH:DOX 2024 Announces Immersive Lineup for INTER:ACTIVE Exhibition

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CPH:DOX's INTER:ACTIVE Exhibition, "Who Do You Think You Are: The Body Reexamined", curated by Mark Atkin, will run from March 13-24, 2024, at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Featuring 17 works across VR, AR, and AI, the exhibition delves into the evolving relationship between our bodies and technology, with a focus on marginalized communities. A new award for best immersive work will be introduced, based on artistic quality and originality.

The INTER:ACTIVE Exhibition at CPH:DOX, titled "Who Do You Think You Are: The Body Reexamined", is set to offer audiences a profound exploration of how contemporary technologies like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI) are reshaping our relationship with our bodies. Curated by Mark Atkin, the exhibition will be held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg from March 13 to March 24, 2024, showcasing a total of 17 innovative pieces that bridge art and technology.

This year, the exhibition's theme focuses on the nuanced ways we perceive, experience, and interact with our bodies in a digital age. With contributions primarily from marginalized communities, these works aim to present a deeply immersive experience of bodily and digital environments, underscoring the pressing need to understand diverse lived experiences.

The Vernissage for the INTER:ACTIVE Exhibition is scheduled for March 17, offering an opportunity for attendees to engage directly with the artists. An award for the best immersive work, considering factors like artistic quality and originality, will be announced at the CPH:DOX Award Ceremony on March 22.

The exhibition is divided into thematic sections, each presenting a unique perspective on the interplay between the digital and the physical:

  • Hybrid Bodies examines the tension between human and artificial intelligence, featuring works such as Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm's I SEE IT, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO, Nouf Aljowaysir's WHERE AM I FROM?, Petr Salaba & Ondrej Hrach's ANAMNESIS, and Halsey Burgund & Francesca Panetta's VOCALIZE.
THE PATHOGEN OF WAR, a speculative interactive work based on the real science of antibiotic resistance. Image: CPH:DOX
THE PATHOGEN OF WAR, a speculative interactive work based on the real science of antibiotic resistance. Image: CPH:DOX
  • Dystopian Bodies contemplates future implications of technological advancement on society and culture, with pieces like THE PATHOGEN OF WAR, Murthovic & Thiruda's ELSEWHERE IN INDIA, and Astria Suparak's FINITE HORIZON.
  • Unbounded Bodies challenges norms around dis/abilities, gender, and identity through works like Matt McCorkle's ANTIPSYCHOTIC, Rebecca Merlic’s GLITCHBODIES, Jess Coldrey's INTO THE RABBIT HOLE, Poulomi Basu & CJ Clarke's BLOOD SPEAKS, and THE SOUND VOICE PROJECT.
  • Entangled Bodies advocates for a symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, highlighted by Untold Garden & Lundahl & Seitl's GARDEN OF GHOST FLOWERS – THE EMBODIMENT ARCHIVE.

Several pieces, including THE PATHOGEN OF WAR, VOCALIZE, GARDEN OF GHOST FLOWERS, and ANAMNESIS, have emerged from CPH:LAB’s immersive media training cohorts, showcasing the festival's dedication to fostering innovation in immersive media.