APORIA is a virtual world and negotiates the sociological processes of closed and open societies. Above all, „Crowds and Power“, a work of Elias Canetti has become a significant influence on the work. The behavioral dynamics analyzed in the book are transfered to 30-60 individuals with their very own artificial intelligence (AI). They inhabit the world of APORIA in the form of human avatars. Through complex algorithms, these AI‘s are able to explore their environment and decide on individual actions. A part of them is acting more close-minded and tends to build walls or to act according to a strong order principle. The other part tends to be open and moves more unlimited. All ‚subjects‘ meanwhile follow daily human routines until the moment when a ‚disturbance‘ in the form of a stranger appears – on which the inhabitants of the virtual world can react differently. Groups are formed, and leaders appoint.The dynamics coming into force now are the central topic of this work.

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Patricia Detmering



Patricia Detmering
*1980 in Arnstadt (Germany)
2009–2015 fine art at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Germany
Diplom with honor
curatorial practise:
since 2017 Live-Speaker at „Gallerie Weisser Elefant“, Berlin
2008–2015 Art- and Cultural Adviser of Zughafen GmbH in Erfurt (Germany)
2013 Curator and leading Operator of PLURALPROJEKT at Atelierhof
Kreuzberg, Berlin (sponsored by Leinemanstiftung)
2011–2015 private tutoring in painting/drawing, and portfolio advicing at HfbK Dresden
curatorial work at groupshows:
2013 »KINDHEIT, TOD UND LIEBE« german embassy, Prague (Chzech Rep.)
2011 »HIMMELBEINE«, Synagogue, Dresden (Germany)
2008–2010 different exhibitions, monthly, Gallery Juli and Gallery 7B, in Erfurt (Germany)
awards and scolars.:
2020 scolarship of DKB VR Artprize, nominated for DKB VR Artprize
2016 scolars. by Bezirkskulturfond, Berlin Mitte
2013 »Deutschlandstipendium«
2013 scolars. by Leinemanns
2013 Scolars. by Talent,Dresden
2013 Kulturstiftung Dresden

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