Transmediale Akademie der Künste, Berlin: Abandon all Hope Ye who Enter Here

David Capener (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Challenging ideas of technology as smooth and seamless, transmediale’s new exhibition abandon all hope ye who enter here explores the toxicity of computationally constructed damage in our everyday lives. It brings together nine artists and collectives whose work examines how dysfunction and its instrumentalisation is central to the logic and operation of technology. From mineral extraction, heat generating desires, anxiety-inducing doom scrolls, false technological promises, dark patterns and the persistence of colonial labels, the exhibition asks; what possibilities of refusal exist for confronting the broken realities of technology? Playing with Dante’s notion of the Inferno, the exhibition questions the organising principles of computation and the algorithmic values of classification, isolation, and reasoning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2021
EventTransmediale : For Refusal - Akademie der Künste | Hanseatenweg, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 26 Jan 202218 Feb 2022


Dive into the research topics of 'Transmediale Akademie der Künste, Berlin: Abandon all Hope Ye who Enter Here'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this