Düsseldorf: Now the metro station has movies to watch

The Düsseldorf City-U-Bahn station on Heinrich-Hen-Elle now features video art from all monitors. 14 artists participated.

The festival of digital art, music and contemporary criticism in Düsseldorf has been around for five years now. On Thursday, May 27 at 2 pm, the “Underground Gallery Digitized” will open at the Heinrich-Hen-Alley metro station. It shows some of the best videos that have been part of “digital” in recent years.

The underground gallery is freely accessible

14 artists from Portugal, Great Britain, Germany, Croatia, Norway, Korea, Switzerland, Denmark and the United States will present highlights from five years of “digital” on 17 monitors. The topics are diverse: it is about the impact of social media on politics and society, and the aesthetics of the absurd technique. Videos are shown about alternative technology and energy, poetry in the virtual, authorship, the power of AI in search engines, as well as feminism and digitalism. Participating artists are Sandra Araujo, Lina Chen, James Bridle, Peter Cloth, Ivo Dekovic, Björn Eric Haugen, Haison Jeong, Ralph Klevitz, Tabita Rezair, Igor Simic, Sean Wapel, Angela Washko, Mathias Danberg and Diane Edwards.

The Underground Gallery is digitally freely accessible 24/7 and is expected to be in place by 27 June. It is supported by Rhinebane AG, Sigma GmbH and the city, the patron is Lord Mayor Stephen Keller.

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