Looking at human life cycles, works explore how technologies intersect with the beginning and end of life. On the scale of the individual, the exhibition questions the politics of seeing and being seen in contemporary technologies and takes up a media archaeological lens on the politics of communication.
A separate installation by Diana Pankova turns its gaze onto the machinery of the event venue, the Aalborg University Create campus building. Through the analogue process of pinhole photography, she captures the silent atmospheres of an architecture that normally is buzzing with student life.
On both days, the thematics and challenges of Transition Regimes are discussed in conversations between various researchers and artists, chaired by Morten Søndergaard. The first panel invites Tanya Toft Ag, Mogens Jacobsen, and Alessandro Ludovico to discuss the history and current developments of media art in Denmark within and in relation to Scandinavia and international media art scenes. In the second panel, Søndergaard is joined by Max Hattler, HC Gilje, Diana Pankova, and Marie Højlund, who bring forward current developments from their respective practices.
The MicroPOM Symposium Aalborg closes with a concert of sound pieces created by the MediaAC students, as part of the guest professorship of Palle Dahlstedt.