PLANETARY SKINS is the third season of ▸ The Future of Demonstration. In this art series, Sylvia Eckermann and Gerald Nestler with their collaborators and partners investigate ways of evoking the aesthetic, technological, and political forms of resistance offered by the term demonstration.
▸ PLANETARY SKINS explores the materiality of the real and the digital. Configuring an osmotic skin between virtual and physical spaces, PLANETARY SKINS explores the potentials, ambivalences, and conflicts induced by hybrid forms of presence. As such, the virtual is not the representation of an artificial 3D-world but acts as a membrane to connect actual places and people across three continents. A post-disciplinary prototype for probing into the matter of emerging ideas, materials and synergies, the art project unfolds an arena that brings together performance, conversation, installation, soundscape and film set. In an era increasingly fragmented and amalgamated by global digital platforms, PLANETARY SKINS exists as a laboratory to imagine new forms of ecologically, socially and artistically engaged collective practice.