Installation / Performance

Named after 19th century English mathematician, Ada Lovelace, ADA is a self-forming artwork, visitors animated, under destruction sculpture, a post-industrial “creature“, resembling a molecular hybrid from nano biotechnology.

Filled up with helium and spiked with charcoals, the membrane-like globe floats freely in each room it is located and leave marks on the walls, ceilings and floors. However hard the visitor tries to control «ADA», to drive her, he would notice very soon, that «ADA» is an independent performer. It is a movement exprienced visually, which like a computer make an unforeseeable output after entering a command.

© Karina Smigla-Bobinski
© Karina Smigla-Bobinski

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Karina Smigla-Bobinski (DE-PL)

Karina Smigla-Bobinski is an Open-Media artist and works with analogue and digital media on the field of propioceptive art. Her themes move between science, intuition, expression and cognition. She creates and collaborates on projects ranging from painting, kinetic sculptures, interactive installations, art interventions, mixed reality objects, multimedia physical theatre performances and online projects. Her works contain the method of their making, they are direct art, which foregrounds the material, movement through time and impact on results. 

Her artistic research also includes interworking with science, as well as theoretical work on the interplay between society, technology and the resulting cultural techniques. As Visiting Research Fellow and Artist in Residence at ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research Bielefeld University’s Institute for Advanced Study, she worked with two research groups of scientists, philosophers, art historians and legal scholars on the topics of the Ethics Of Copying and Genetic And Social Causes Of Life Chances. 

Her works have been shown in 49 countries on 5 continents at festivals, galleries and museums internationally, including Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai (China), Mattress Factory – Museum of Contemporary Art / Pittsburgh (USA), Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris (France), Ithra – King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture / Dhahran (Saudi Arabia), Science Gallery in Dublin (Ireland), IPARK Museum of Art in Suwon (Korea), GARAGE Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow (Russia), ZERO1 Biennial in Silicon Valley (US), FILE Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool (UK), Busan Biennale (South Korea), Muffathalle in Munich (Germany), Bangkok University Gallery (Thailand). 

Her collaborative performances have been shown at the Festival Montpellier (France), Grand Théâtre (Luxembourg), Festival in Kabul (Afghanistan), GoDown Art Center Nairobi (Kenya), National School of Drama in Delhi (India), Festival Caracas (Venezuela), Fadjr-Festival in Tehran (Iran), Art Festival (South Korea), Haus der Kunst in Munich (Germany), Berliner Festspiele (Germany) and Biennale di Venezia – Arsenale, Venice (Italy).

Crédits & mentions

Soutien : Lars Schubert & Hochhinaus.