Visual Arts & Design

Stephen Cornford, Saturation Trails, 2017, image courtesy of the artist

Stephen Cornford, Saturation Trails, 2017, image courtesy of the artist

Emotion + the Tech(no)body

Autumn Exhibition

21 September – 17 November 2017 | Austrian Cultural Forum London

This autumn the ACF London presents a programme of events, projects and exhibitions across the fields of digital, electronic and sound arts and experimental film. Austrian artists have been pioneers in digital arts for decades and this autumn sees a dedicated in-house exhibition of Austrian and UK artists alongside Ars Electronica Linz at the V&A’s Digital Design Weekend and Unconscious Archives Festival, celebrating the best of new media, performance and sound art.

Private View: Wednesday 20 September, 6 – 9pm

Our autumn exhibition Emotion + the Tech(no)body considers our cultural and emotional attachment to data and the relationship of our bodies to technology. The exhibition includes work by Austrian and international artists working across sound art, experimental film, software programming, laboratory culture, sculpture, ephemeral art, instrument building, and post internet art.

Featured artists: Davide Bevilacqua & Veronika Krenn (IT / AT), Stephen Cornford (UK), Benedict Drew (UK), Graham Dunning (UK), Reni Hofmüller (AT), Ulla Rauter (AT), Audrey Samson (CA / UK), Christine Schörkhuber (AT) and Theresa Schubert (DE)  

The exhibition is curated by Sally Golding and part of Unconscious Archives Festival 2017.


Accompanying Events

Conny Zenk – Self [ie] DREAMER
Thursday 19 October, 7pm, ACF London

Conny Zenk works across new media art, dance, film and visual culture to create performances which engage with the immediate audience space through participatory technology. To complement the exhibition she will present Self[ie] DREAMER a new solo work which seeks to capture the essential qualities of our bodies in conversation with our smartphone devices.  

Translecture: Nikolaus Gansterer and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Friday 10 November, 7pm, ACF London

Nikolaus Gansterer’s Translectures are performative translations between the lines of drawing, choreography and performance which bring into question how far a drawing can become a tool of communication. Specially devised in response to the exhibition Emotion + the Tech (no) body, Gansterer presents a new collaboration with Australian / UK writer, academic and artist Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, author of Art in the Time of Colony.