Funded: Vaginal Davis, Theo Eshetu and Ana María Millán
It has been said that we are experiencing an intelligence explosion that is broadly understood as the emergence of superintelligence. And yet, questions abound: where precisely can organic intelligence be found? To what extent can it be pursued in the human brain and also in the heart, as the Korean term, would imply? Let us avow, then, the dissemination of the 'communal mind'—continuously emergent and rooted in healing technologies, indigenous life-worlds, matriarchal systems, animism, and anti-systemic kinship.
The exhibition 'Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning' sets out to examine the spectrum of the extended mind through artistic and theoretical means. Directed by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala, the 13th Gwangju Biennale will feature a dynamic program encompassing an exhibition, a performance program, an online publishing platform and publications as well as a series of public forums bringing together artists, theoretical scientists, and systems thinkers.
The German contribution was supported by the ifa exhibition funding.