Ruhr-Uni-Bochum
Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

Copyright: CASA, Ralf Baecker

Art Installation

Under the title "DIS/PLAY", the artist Ralf Baecker is creating am artwork especially for the Cluster of Excellence CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries, which will take up research topics of the cluster and make them tangible. The artist's site-specific installation will spread across the research and work areas of the researchers on the ground floor and second floor of the MC building on the campus of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The work will transform the building into a large distributed computer and screen: Bits and bytes flow through the building, swarms of characters and numbers move through corridors and rooms.

Festive Opening of the Artwork on April 20, 2023

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

Copyright: Ralf Baecker

Everyone who wants to experience and explore the extraordinary work of art for themselves will have the opportunity to do so this year:

The festive opening of the artwork will take place on April 20, 2023, at 3 p.m. in the Open Space of the MC building. A short program with various speeches will be followed by a get-together and the opportunity to talk directly with the artist Ralf Baecker or to take part in short tours throughout the building. The event will end around 6:30 pm.

As soon as you can register to participate in the event, you will find more information here.

About the Artist

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

Copyright: Ralf Baecker

Ralf Baecker (*1977 Düsseldorf, Germany) is an artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Through installations, autonomous machines, and performances, he explores the underlying mechanisms of new media and technologies. He has been awarded numerous prizes and grants for his artistic work, including the Grand Prize of the 2017 Japan Media Art Festival, an honorable mention at the 2012 and 2014 Prix Ars Electronica, and second prize at the VIDA 14.0 Art & Artificial Life Award in Madrid. His work has been presented at international festivals and exhibitions, including the International Triennial of New Media Art 2014 in Beijing, Künstlerhaus Wien, ZKM | Center for Art and New Media in Karlsruhe, Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, WINZAVOD Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow.

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