The 4th edition of the International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN) wraps up this week, and per previous editions it did not lack in ambition. Drawing on the momentum built over the last six years, and – in particular – the excellent last, third edition, this BIAN was dedicated to the theme ‘AUTOMATA: Sing the Body Electric.’ Storied curator, artist, and ZKM Center director Peter Weibel stepped in as guest curator, and helped assemble a vast and sprawling program with some three dozen artists spilling across multiple venues and a performance schedules. Today, we share photos and highlights (primarily) from the flagship exhibition at Arsenale Contemporary Art.
↑ The centrepiece of the opening, COD.ACT’s πTon, a coiling, wriggling, undulating ‘sound snake’ commanded the rapt attention of all in attendance
CAN contributor Dylan Schenker considers AUTOMATA (“art made by machines for machines”) and the uneasy relation between human and machine aesthetics at the third edition of Montreal’s BIAN digital art biennale.