“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” (Leonard Cohen, Anthem) But !Mediengruppe Bitnik says, “that's where the light gets out.”
What influence do automated, algorithmic and artificially intelligent systems have on our reality and everyday life? How can we understand the man-machine relationship when man is increasingly embedded in larger circuits of ecology, technology, economy and the networked reality? Who is still part of the system and who is responsible?
Is anybody home lol is the question, that the !Mediengruppe Bitnik is asking in their exhibition in the EIGEN + ART Lab and they give a variation of possible answers in four works. The expression of digitalization and technologization of the present day is their artistic material. It is the loss of digital control that irritates them. Their work deals with the interest of testing and discovering misunderstandings about technologies and their misuse.