The World Without Us. Narratives on the age of non-human actors

22. October 2016 - 05. March 2017 Dortmunder U, Level 3


In The World Without Us humans will be replaced by machines, Artificial Intelligences will be optimized by other AIs and algorithms will be programmed by self-learning algorithms. In this way a radically different, post-anthropocentric world could develop where non-human life forms would eventually prove to be better adaptable than humans.

The artists in this exhibition explore the possibility of an ecology after man – an age of the post-Anthropocene, in which other life forms, such as algorithms, artificial intelligence, artificially created nanoparticles, genetically modified micro-organisms and seemingly monstrous plants, have taken control of the world. This new era, which has already begun, albeit imperceptibly, is the age of non-human actors.

Design: JAC Gestaltung, Dortmund


Aksioma, Ljubljana

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Funded by:

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

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