Ralf Baecker · Talk
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 18:00 - Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 19:00
Auditório Ilídio Pinho | UCP | Centro Regional do Porto
Conversa com Ralf Baecker
19 NOV · 6PM · Ilídio Pinho Auditorium
Moderation: Cristina Sá
The session will be broadcasted live at https://artes.porto.ucp.pt/pt/central-eventos/ralf-baecker-talk
Ralf Baecker, resident artist at GNRation, will be in conversation via Zoom with professor Cristina Sá.
In his representations and specializations of digital and technological processes, he offers a poetic point of view behind the surfaces of contemporary image production. With a perspective of media archeology, Ralf Baecker looks for obsolete devices with features and functions that can still be detected in contemporary technologies. The artist does not understand technology as a tool, but rather as an epistemological instrument, as a way of asking elementary questions about the world, perceived through technological impressions.
Access: Free for students of the School of Arts. For external visitors by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ralf Baecker (* 1977 Düsseldorf, Germany) is an artist who works at the interface between art, science and technology. Through installations and machines, Baecker explores fundamental new media mechanisms and technologies. Baecker received multiple awards for his work, including the Japan Media Art Festival in 2017, an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2012 and 2014, the second prize at the VIDA 14.0 Art & Artificial Life Award in Madrid, a production scholarship Stiftung Kunstfond Bonn, the Stiftung Niedersachsen Media Art 2010 work fund, among others.
His work has been presented at international festivals and exhibitions, such as the 2014 New Media Art International Triennial in Beijing, Künstlerhaus Wien, ZKM | Center for Art and New Media in Karlsruhe, Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, WINZAVOD Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, Laboral Art Center in Gijon, Barcelona Center for Contemporary Culture (CCCB), NTT InterCommunication Center in Tokyo, Kasseler Kunstverein and Malmö Konsthall.
Since 2016 he is a professor of Experimental Design of New Technologies in the Digital Media program at the University of the Arts Bremen.