• Real Feelings

HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel), MU Hybrid Art House Eindhoven
Sabine Himmelsbach, Angelique Spaninks, Ariane Koek (ed.)

Real Feelings
Emotion and Technology

August 2020, 192 pages, 153 mainly colour illustrations, softcover with flaps, 16,5 x 24 cm, English
ISBN 978-3-85616-931-2

Real Feelings

Artistic Debate on Technology’s Influence on Emotions

With contributions by António Damásio, neuroscientist and bestselling author on robots and emotions, writer Ariane Koek with a look at surveillance capitalism, and a personal diary by British artist Cécile B. Evans

Exhibition at the HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel): planned from September to November 2020

All realms of our daily life are determined by digital technology: humanoid robots are deployed in health care, sex robots compensate for deficits in human relations, intelligent appliances listen to our conversations and look after our needs – we communicate more with technology than with other people.

The publication Real Feelings explores the swiftly changing relationship between technology and emotions and presents works by 20 international artists that explore how technology represents, manipulates and is capable of changing our feelings.

With works by Antoine Catala, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Justine Emard, Cécile B. Evans, Kyle McDonald & Lauren McCarthy, Simone C. Niquille, Lucy McRae, Shinseungback Kimyonghun, Maija Tammi, Troika, Liam Young and many more