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Digital Art at Sony Center

10/01/2022

Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz is showing works by three renowned digital artists on the big screen

Since 10 January 2022, the LED screen in Sony Center's Forum at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin is once again being used an exhibition space for digital art, displaying the works of three award-winning international artists multiple times a day.

US-American Tamiko Thiel, who lives in Munich, is featured with the augmented reality installation "Evolution of Fish": The video accompanies a virtual school of fish and transforms the Forum's screen into a colourful underwater world. At the same time, however, the work draws attention to global warming and the huge amounts of plastic waste polluting the world's oceans – man-made environmental degradation that threatens numerous species of fish.

Gretta Louw is a South African-born Australian artist who lived in Japan and New Zealand before moving to Germany in 2007. Louw is showing her work Colonise the Cloud at the Sony Center, which uses video and loops of animated GIFs, among other things. The work is to be understood as an attempt to find a visual language that creates metaphors for the digital world. Swarms of jellyfish are depicted here as impenetrable networks that fuel a sometimes exploitative process between nature, humans, and technology.    

The third artist whose work is featured on the large screen at Sony Center is Sofia Crespo from Argentina. Her work explores how organic life uses artificial mechanisms for purposes of simulation and to evolve. According to this understanding, technologies are a product of natural life and not something completely separate from it. Through her works, Crespo questions the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for artistic work and explores whether AI is capable of redefining our understanding of creativity.

The digital exhibition will be shown daily at 2:05 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 6:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. on the LED screen in Sony Center's open-access forum until the end of June 2022 – free of charge and in compliance with current infection control regulations.