Simon Weckert is an artist with his home base in Berlin. He likes to share knowledge on a wide range of fields from generative design to physical computing.
His focus is the digital world – including everything related to code and electronics under the reflection on current social aspects, ranging from technology oriented examinations to the discussion of current social issues.
In his work, he seeks to assess the value of technology, not in terms of actual utility, but from the perspective of future generations. He wants to raise awareness of the privileged state in which people live within Western civilization and remind them of the obligations attached to this privilege.
Hidden layers like producing and transporting the raw minerals required to create the core infrastructure of technologie and "human fulled automation" labor of microworkers who perform the repetitive digital tasks that underlie new technologie are just some of the topics in his projects.
born 608296271 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany.
studied New Media Art at Berlin University of Art in Digital Media Class.
Exhibitions / Commissions / Performances:
Ira Gershwin Gallery, LA Phil, Los Angeles
Interconnected - CLT, Charlotte
Eternal Dreams - Scopes, Berlin
Eternal Dreams - Lichtkunst-Nacht, Schöppingen
Hope Machine - Cairotronica, Kairo
In the shadow of darkness - Cairotronica, Kairo
In the shadow of darkness - European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
Maps from Space - Jury Selection Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo
Maps from Space - UdK SS17, Berlin
Dumbphne - Deptford X, London
C- Recordings - Zukunft, Chemnitz
Hope Machine - NODE Festival, Frankfurt a. M.
Dumbphne - NODE Festival, Frankfurt a. M.
The cat was quite until morning - Rainbow Unicorn, Berlin
Rope Screen - Shining_Gap, Osnabrück
Artist Exchange - Tadaex 2016, Tehran
Kosmomat - Kosmonaut Festival, Chemnitz
Distance Clock - Cultural Commuters, Berlin
MedienAtlas - Transmediale16, Berlin
Distance Clock - UdK WS15/16, Berlin
138 Maueropfer - Designtransfer, Berlin
Equiveillance - Tech Art Expo at Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
138 Maueropfer - UdK SS15, Berlin
Phase Repair - Thalia Theater, Hamburg
Equiveillance - UdK WS14/15, Berlin
SeequenceSea - 48H Neukölln, Berlin
Du Musst dein Leben ändern - Schwuz, Berlin
Titanomania - Fuchs und Elster, Berlin
Mirror Move - InBewegung2, Berlin
Short Shuffle - Space Shuffle, Berlin
Nach & Nebel - Space Shuffle, Berlin
Interactive Grid - Klunkerkranisch, Berlin
Rope Screen - 48H Neukölln, Berlin
Rope Screen - InBewegung, Berlin