Rock, paper, smartphone: create new worlds with art and tech

Saturday, September 25th, 2021
*time slots available every 45 minutes: 1 pm / 1:45 pm / 2:30 pm / 3:15 pm
At Ada X

A 30-minute guided exhibition visit and activity, as part of Journées de la culture. This educational activity is suitable for children accompanied by an adult. To register, email by Thursday, September 23rd. For a guided visit with your family during the remainder of our opening hours, please reserve on Eventbrite here with a special note for the mediation team and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What is the connection between a rock and a phone? Between water and wifi? What kind of world do we live in? Join us for an interactive visit to the exhibition Related Matters at Ada X and explore these questions through old and new technologies. This is an exhibition about slow things. Time – history – geology – rivers – rocks – ecosystems. It is also about things like iPhones, 5G, VR cities. It is about things that have already happened, but also things that haven’t happened yet: what we call the future.

Together we’ll watch a volcanic eruption; walk through a quiet city in virtual reality, far in the future; breathe in a space full of living plants; listen to a river rushing around us; discover the minerals inside common technological objects; and more! We’ll imagine that the places, textures, and sounds of the exhibition are a kind of landscape. Inside of that world, we’ll try to dream up new parts. Inspired by the world-building of the artists’ projects, you will draw or describe something imaginary to add to the exhibition – something you wish could exist. This could be a place, an object, an animal, a machine, or something totally unfamiliar. We’ll provide papers, drawing and writing materials, and for those who prefer we will record sound clips. Come and create!

Image: Caitlin Berrigan, Imaginary Explosions, Episode 1, 2018. Video still.