Date: 15 Jul 2022 - 02 Oct 2022
Time: 16:00 - 19:00
Location: Til Vægs - Lundtoftegade
NEURAL BURNOUT BY CENTRE FOR CYBER WELLNESS
it is with great pleasure that the art platforms I meter I and Til Vægs invite you to the opening of the exhibition neural burnout by centre for cyber wellness on Friday 15 July from 16-19.
The exhibition consists of video works that can be seen on the seven publicly available screens every day of the week from 9 am to 7 pm and and an audiowalk that can be accessed here.
Exhibition period: 16.07.22. – 02.10.22.
Exhibition venue: Til Vægs, Lundtoftegade, 2200 København N.
what do you do when you as a group have to create an exhibition together?
what do you do when the members of your group are precarious workers and freelancers?
what do you do when the members of your group are busy with other jobs?
what do you do when you experience burnout in the group?
what do you do about it when you are a group whose work revolves around methods of wellness?
neural burnout is an exhibition by the art group centre for cyber wellness based on the situation they found them selves in during the production of this exhibition. they have turned their gaze inward and chosen to look at the burnout that has characterized their work for the past couple of months.
we think burnout is important. We think it’s important to talk about. We have a clear sense that the situation we are in is not unique, and we would like to try to put into words the vulnerability, disappointment and frustration that many experience when they try to create in artistic communities, because this is the Danish project space scene in 2022: people are precarious and often burnt out, and when energy is low, it is often the collective that suffers.
we have therefore chosen to hire outside help. through the use of neural networks, texts are created around cancellation and burn out. texts and images are generated by AI, which is born with centre for cyber wellness’ internal communication around art production in recent years and problems in terms of making it all connect. AI produces, new contexts and images emerge.
centre for cyber wellness thus go from being an amputated artist collective to a potent art generator boosted by supercomputers and neural networks.
our role shifts from creative to a more editing and curating one. we choose the best results that the algorithms give us and we produce more together. through variations and remix, the computer, the algorithm, is invited into the creative process.
and now a lot is being produced. and fast. and it’s fun and exciting. the process is saved. the result is still unclear. “
– centre for cyber wellness
centre for cyber wellness is an artist group consisting of the members: Halfdan Mouritzen, Maia Kahlke Lorentzen, Jacob Remin, Andreas Hjort Bundgaard and Henrik Chulu.
the group works to establish mutually supportive spaces in order to jointly investigate and nurture the relationships between people and technologies. through performances, workshops and artistic production, they create connections between personal experiences over collective experiments with deconstructing the digitalization of everyday life. since 2018, cfcw has collaborated across disciplines (cyber security, mindfulness, new media, art and care work) and in January 2020 published the book How to Quit, which summarizes the knowledge the artist group has created to date.
the exhibition is arranged by the exhibition platform I meter I in collaboration with Til Vægs.
the exhibition is supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Rådet for Visuel Kunst and Nørrebro Lokaludvalg.