On November 19th 2021 a panel discussion with artists Kristaps Ancāns, Laura Kuusk, and filmmaker and scholar Dr. Pia Tikka took place in Tallinn Art Hall. The panelists debated issues posed by the novel installation “Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter” which showcases digital models of past exhibitions on a custom-made display as well as via Augmented Reality. Participants were offered the possibility to interact with and navigate through the computer-based exhibition spaces displayed on screens. During the discussion, the speakers addressed topical questions around “digital modeling” versus the notion of “digital twins,” or virtual copies of past assemblages of artifacts and surrounding architecture, paying attention to the ambiguity inherent in the digital transpositions of artworks and exhibitions that the installation aims to achieve in an experiential manner.
The installation was introduced by Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás (ZKM | Karlsruhe), initiator and head of the project Beyond Matter. The panel discussion was moderated by Tallinn Art Hall curator Corina L. Apostol and took place in the exhibition space on the 1st floor.
The installation “Matter, Non-Matter, Anti-Matter” can be experienced in the lobby of the Tallinn Art Hall until 16.01.2022. It is part of the large-scale cooperation project BEYOND MATTER – Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.