Topologies of the Real

I could not attend the Topologies of the Real exhibition at ZKM or MoCAUP personally, but it seems to ask interesting questions and looks well curated by Zhang Ga, the late Peter WeibelSiegfried Zielinski and Daria Mille. Our film installation explores the public imagination fed by the utopian promises of information technologies through the usage of archival film from the 1880ies till the 1930ies. I hope that it will serve the curiosity of visitors and highlight today’s issues around centralized networks, and defy appropriation for soft power purposes. But how can artists today evaluate the effect of their work in international exhibitions?