“It all began in May 2015, when I read an article in lemonde.fr that spoke of the possibility of a collapse of the World Wide Web. Although this event is largely hypothetical, several articles have been written on the subject, in response to a scientific symposium, which was organized by the Royal Society on the Internet Capacity Crunch.
In a context where the network could collapse even before the end of its “adultescence” – in 2023, the Web as we know it will barely be more than 25 years old – we can try to conceive of the fall of the Web and its after-life: Empty server carcasses and seas of electronic waste? A digital void of screens? Machines imitating the Web? A hand-crafted Internet?
How will power structures, at once dematerialized and delocalized, manifest themselves on economic and political levels if the network is disconnected? But also, what is it possible to do or say in the meantime? How does one occupy – or not – a time and space now shared between digital and physical realities.
In the wake of these reflections, I wanted to gather artistic proposals that echo these considerations.””
(Nathalie Bachand, curator of the exhibition)
Please note that this call applies ONLY to Swiss artists/collectives (living in Switzerland or abroad) and to foreign artists/collectives (who have been residing in Switzerland for at least 3 years).
Installation projects and fully completed submissions only will be considered.