20.06. – 21.06.2020
visiting hours: 10 am – 8 pm
window installation at >top & online
space-dot-com is a new collaborative project by Sharon Paz and Mikala Hyldig Dal, including a 360° video and augmented reality (AR) environment to be experienced as a site specific installation or on your smart device @home. The project will be installed at top Transdisciplinary Project Space as part of the 48 Hours Neukölln Festival, Berlin June 19th to 21st.
The work addresses conceptions of ownership in urban space, referencing the political context of gentrification on a local and global scale including the topic of space, ownership, and exploitation/solidarity towards interstellar colonialism, dark matter, and black holes. space.dot.com introduces a speculative narrative of space colonization to reflect on worldwide processes of wealth generation, accessing natural sources, hegemonic politics over the female body as well as unjust housing policies that push out of tenants to peripheral areas of the city or into homelessness.
Artists explore the possibility of rethinking about redistribution policies and profoundly restructuring power relations. Both the 360° video and the augmented reality environment consist of five chapters that create a fusion between performance, real space, and virtual elements. Avatars embody “the politics of space” in a form of absurd play on inner and outer space as ultimate philosophical categories.
space-dot-com integrates the altered living conditions during Covid-19 such as how our bodies are defined in relation to shrinking spaces and how social isolation is expanding. The site-specific window installation will be accessible for people who are passing by >top, located in Schillerpromenade 4. AR and 360° videos can be accessed from anywhere.
A project by Mikala Hyldig Dal and Sharon Paz, curated by Tuçe Erel, in collaboration with Augmented Archive – http://augmented-archive.net/ar-markers-ios/
Music: Korhan Erel
Text excerpts: Baudrillard, Bifo, Maternal Fantasies, Mietstreik Jetzt!, The Invisible Committee.
360° Video: https://vimeo.com/417308888
Instruction video for AR: https://vimeo.com/418938601
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/space.dot.com.berlin/
Location: >top Transdisciplinary Project Space, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049
Opening hours: The window of the project space will be open on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am to 8 pm.
Hygiene and Technical notes about the project:
Due to coronavirus restrictions, all visitors should provide their information, which will be kept for four weeks. After four weeks, the contact information will be deleted by the organizers. For hygiene reasons, visitors should bring their own masks. We also suggest you bringing your own headphones to have a better experience of the sound.
In order to experience the augmented reality installation, you need to download the augmented archive app, on a device running iOS 11.3 or newer. The 360° video is visible on any Android or iOS devices via Vimeo app. For both the AR and 360° video experiences, sound should be turned on.
Sharon Paz & Mikala Hyldig Dal, space.dot.com, site-specific installation, AR & 360° video