Daria Mille

Exhibition “Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly” Politics as a hybrid museum experience

15 Oct 2021, 6pm

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The lecture will investigate how to “translate” an art exhibition and its activation program from the physical into the digital space, creating a hybrid museum experience. Co-curated by Bruno Latour, the exhibition “Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics” was supposed to open in May 2020 at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and engages in depth with the critical state of the Earth in times of dramatic ecological transformations. The physical exhibition “Critical Zones” had to be re-imagined during the lockdown time. Using all the resources, tools, expertise, and knowledge an art and media center might have at its disposal, the exhibition project was translated into a livestreaming festival, a digital exhibition platform, a physical exhibition space and a community based hybrid activation program, taking place both online and offline, in the digital and the physical realm.

Daria Mille is currently a curator and research associate at the ZKM | Center Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany. Her research interests focus especially on the topics related to the intersection of art, science and technology (also from a historical perspective), cultural and artistic implications of digitization, artistic positions of the 1960s, and the contemporary art. Most recently she has been a member of the curatorial committee of the “Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics” exhibition and among others curated   and co-curated the following exhibitions: “Negative Space. Trajectories of Sculpture“ (2019), „Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces With and Through Media“ (2018), „Hybrid Layers“ (2017/2018) etc. She has been giving lectures internationally, is an author of several scientific essays and participates in various juries.