press release


In her work, Cécile B. Evans (*1983, lives in Berlin and London) investigates the function of emotions in our networked society and the influence of digital technologies on human condition. Her mixed-media installations reflect the interconnection of digital and analogue ways of life as well as their interaction. Among her range of topics, the autonomy of digital images and data circulation in the internet, the relationship of user generated content and automated recording processes (bots), as well as the newest developments and technologies in the processes of artificial intelligence and the moving image are currently her recurring themes. Based on extensive (research and supported by collaboratively developed programmes and visual simulations, she creates rendered agents and narrative spaces, which are, however, always transferred into a physical experience in the exhibition and thus presume concrete interactions between humans and machines.

The Bielefelder Kunstverein is mounting Evans’ first solo exhibition in a German institution, and it furnishes a comprehensive survey of the current work of the Belgian-American artist. The selection of work focuses on her research and on her artistic production in the last two years. The five current groups of works consist of videos (streamed remotely and locally), sculptures, objects and texts and come together in a site-specific presentation.

Curator: Thomas Thiel