Smarter Objects, Dani Ploeger at Positions Art Fair 2023
Smarter Objects, Dani Ploeger at Positions Art Fair.
This selection of work gives an insight into Dani Ploeger's long-term examination of the relationships between technologization and violence. Drawing from field research in sites of conflict and crisis on the fringes of the world of high-tech consumerism, his objects, videos and software investigate the paradoxes of Global Northern ideologies of progress. Since 2018, Ploeger has made several journeys to the EU-border fence between Serbia and Hungary where he developed border-interventions that combine performance, interactive sculpture, photography and video. In 2021, he intertwined simulations and materials from the Arabian Desert in a monument for the 30th anniversary of the end of the Gulf War (1990-91), commissioned by the Kuwait Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Dani Ploeger is an artist and cultural critic who works in a broad range of forms, from media art, installations and film to performance art, anarchist engineering and cultural theory. His artwork has been exhibited worldwide, for example at ZKM Karlsruhe, Venice Architecture Biennale, London Film Festival, transmediale, Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig and the Nairobi National Museum. His book Deserted Devices and Wasted Fences: Everyday technologies in extreme circumstances was published with Triarchy Press in 2021.
Dani is Professor of Performance and Technology at the University of Music and Theater Munich. In addition, he is a Research Fellow at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Fellow at V2_Lab for the unstable media in Rotterdam and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Rojava in North-East Syria.
2009 Loop Barcelona - Mihai Grecu "Coagulate"
2010 Arco Madrid - Julius von Bismarck und Benjamin Maus "Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus"
Loop Barcelona - Maria Vedder "Schwelle"
2011 Loop Barcelona - Nia Burks - "Angry Gamers"
2013 Preview Berlin Art Fair
Marc Aschenbrenner "Figur im Wald", "Zweite Sonne", "imAbri" - Mario Asef "Crossfade", "Palindrome" - Dave Ball "A to Z" - Nia Burks "Angry Gamers", "Pretty or Ugly", "White Sock Tracking" - Sérgio Cruz "A Esposa", "Pastorinhos" - Flatform "Movements of an impossible time", "Can not be anything agains the wind" - Mattias Härenstam "Inspite of it all" - Silvia Lorenz - "Kafka II" - Jörg Piringer "Konsonant" - Anna-Maria Sommer "Pentheselea"