With the concept of REMIX CULTURE, we approach one of the most fundamental questions of today’s society and indirectly the basic economic conditions of the future. Digitalisation has had profound effects on the production of goods and services. There is no product today that has not undergone thousands of virtual tests under more realistic conditions than ever before.
Where in the past physical prototypes were necessary for the development of a new airplane, for example, it is now simple to carry out a series of material tests at the push of a button without ever having to even bring two molecules into relation with each other in physical reality. The secret is virtual reality, the “second” reality in digitalisation, which has long become normality. However, this has had unpredicted effects on human beings. Digital surveillance is total. No phone call, no email, no payment process escapes it and our mobile phones leave behind footprints that make the darkest futuristic visions of the surveillance state like that of George Orwell seem like child’s play.
What does that do to people? Where is humanity beyond the isolation of the individual behind their smartphone, which laughs in the face of place, space and time, as if there were no such thing as reality? Time for the human being to find themselves again: REMIX YOURSELF. With this motto, we want make an active commitment to human self-determination and using a culture of participation, inspire the people of southern Luxembourg and the bordering CCPHVA to positively, actively shape their shared future with self-responsibility, by contrasting the reality of physical encounters and actually being together with the virtual world and its false encounters.
It goes without saying that we will frequently be using all the possibilities offered by digital art and pushing it to the limits of what is possible, for we too are fascinated by these new tools that expand our perception and would not want to live without them now. However, we also want human beings to direct how this happens and to see and use digitalisation as our own instrument.