Hillevi Munthe (NO) & Elisabeth Schimana (AT) YOU NEVER KNOW

The sculpture is a tactile, intimate sound space designed to accommodate one person. It invites the visitor to enter and touch it. It reacts.


In a totally wired world where distance and time shrink to zero, and big brother or sister is watching you around the clock, its time to think deeply about intimacy. Intimacy is mainly based in the subconscious mind, it’s something wild that expresses itself in innumerable and unforseeable forms. So how do we deal with no distance; how do we create our borders and being transparent at the same time? How do we manage the force of digital culture to be permanently connected?

Textile skin, muscle wire, sensors: Hillevi Munthe
Sound and interaction: Elisabeth Schimana
Metal work: Eskil Tin
Technical supervision: Norbert Math, Peter Donhauser, Hans Wilmers

Coproduced by Atelier Nord (Oslo) and IMA Institute for Media Archeology (Hainburg). Supported by: niederösterreich kultur, bundeskanzleramt : kunst, Austrian Embassy Oslo, Austrian Embassy Vilnius, Arts Council Norway, NOTAM (Norsk Senter for Teknologi I Musikk og Kunst), PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway).

Elisabeth Schimana (AT)

has been working as a composer, performer and radio artist since 1983. Her work concentrated for many years on space / body / electronics. In 2005 she founded IMA Institute for Media Archeology in Hainburg/Austria.

Hillevi Munthe (NO)

is project manager and curator for the project Soft Technology. As an artist she explores textile electronics, focusing on creating textiles with seemingly basic living functions like breath and simple responses to surroundings.

Exhibition information
Venue: Monte Pacis hospitality complex at Pažaislis Monastery
Address: T. Masiulio st. 31, Kaunas 52436
Working hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-10pm

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