Sebastian Schmieg

Gallery.Delivery x MawatreS

Gallery.Delivery is both a group exhibition and a performance that can be ordered online. It will be delivered by bike courier in a white cube courier bag to the address stipulated in the order, where it will be installed temporarily.

As the Internet increasingly penetrates every corner of our lives, this is giving rise to a mindset where we expect immediate availability in all aspects of our material world. The only supposed requirement is a computer and an Internet connection. And yet it is real workers who wash our clothes, make sure our meals arrive on our tables on time, and ensure that countless rental bikes are redistributed across the city while we sleep.

Gallery.Delivery applies the promise of immediate availability to the exhibition space and the format of the group show. However, unlike with normal delivery services, the couriers don’t stop at the doorstep; instead, they enter the private home where they set up the exhibition and offer the works for sale. In this moment, the process of setting up the exhibition, and the mediating role of the delivery man as guide and curator of the exhibition, takes centre stage as a performative aspect of the show.

Sharing the Life We Live by MawatreS

Under the title Sharing the Life We Live, and for its realisation within the framework of the Festival, MawatreS has curated this travelling exhibition with the participation of Ismael Iglesias, Jorge Isla, Gala Knörr, Yohnattan Mignot, Alain Urrutia, Liben Svaart, Jone Elorriaga and Mikel Erkiaga.

Sebastian Schmieg was born in Tübingen, Germany, in 1983, and is based in Berlin. He studied at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart and at the University of Arts in Berlin, and is professor for interface design at HTW Dresden. Schmieg investigates the algorithmic circulation of images, texts, and bodies. He creates playful interventions that penetrate the interfaces of our networked society and explore the realities that lie behind them. In particular Schmieg focuses on labor, algorithmic management, and artificial intelligence. He works in a wide range of media including video, website, installation, artist book, custom software and delivery service. His work has been exhibited internationally at The Photographers’ Gallery London, MdbK Leipzig, HeK Basel or the Chronus Art Center Shanghai. Online, at Link Cabinet, Frontpage, Cointemporary or ScreenSaverGallery, among others.


Gallery.Delivery x MawatreS

Venue: Info Point
Address: Amezti 4, Algorta
Indoor installation