Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention
02 June 2018 — 15 July 2018
Opening: June 1 at 6pm.
The main exhibition of the 17th Tallinn Print Triennial.
The international exhibition Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention, curated by Margit Säde, examines the invisible connections and interactions between the human psyche and technology, drawing on the metaphor of both natural and data processing clouds. Considering the dearth of ambivalence in contemporary society, the exhibition focuses on various personal universes, which provide different alternatives for ‘a transformative digital society’, i.e. life in the ‘cloud’.
What happens when the world will not fit onto our keyboard or into an existing algorithm? In the given system, all kinds of deviations and unthinkable ideas are often either deplored, ridiculed, pathologised, ignored or simply forgotten. The exhibition has borrowed its title from the pseudo-scientific invention of Wilhelm Reich, the Austrian psychoanalyst – the so-called cloudbuster, with which Reich conducted dozens of healing ‘cosmic orgone energy’ experiments in the 1950s; and as such deals with experiences and sensations that are not usually associated with the perception of reality but rather exist on the periphery of reality.
On 3 June, Sõprus cinema will host a symposium to accompany the exhibition. In addition, a weekly programme of art movies will run at Sõprus throughout the exhibition period. Additional information available here.
Artists: Andrea Büttner, Babi Badalov, Bianka Rolando, Christoph Keller, Dorinel Marc, Javier Téllez, Karl Larsson & Marco Hellberg, Klaus Lutz, Lilli Krõõt Repnau, Marje Taska, Paulo De Cantos, Pavel Pepperstein, Richard John Jones, Robert Walser, Sam Porritt, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Suzanne Treister, Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, Tyler Cobrun, Unndor Egill Jonsson
Curator: Margit Säde Lehni
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Tallinn Cultural Office, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, The British Council, Nordic Culture Point (Mobility Funding), The Council of Gambling Tax, The French Institute of Estonia.
The exhibition Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention will take place within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the Tallinn Print Triennial. The first exhibition of this year’s programme, Puzzling Over the Labyrinth: 50 Years of the Tallinn Print Triennial, dedicated to the history of the Tallinn Print Triennial, is open at the Kumu Art Museum until 26 August. Additional information kumu.ekm.ee.