Till Langschied ~ Keywords: hyperconnected loneliness, utopian disaster, techno-psychotic densities, selfie communism, algorithmic lushness, trans-tech ascensions, digital infrastructures, cyber commons, paranoid meditations, lack of fergaliciousness, tartarus mining
Till Langschied is a visual artist, curator and GIF-enthusiast who works in a variety of media. His artistic practice focuses on how our mostly digitized reality leaves traces on human bodies and minds. He asks himself how our psyche can handle the oversaturated moment of a constantly expanding “now”? Fascinated with the relation between humans and the technology they invent, build, and use, he has been focussing on the emotional echoes vibrating off these manifestations of tech-society. Somewhere between the attention economy and self-care apps there is something happening to our species: Till tries to trace this feeling of disconnectedness from reality, in a time when everything is hyperconnected.
Till’s videos, sculptures and performances have been shown internationally, including projects at Kunsthalle Palazzo (Liestal, 2023), Kunsthaus Langenthal (Langenthal, 2023), Fondation Beyeler (Riehen, 2022), Museum Tinguely (Basel, 2022), Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris, 2021), Zabriskie Point (Geneva, 2021), Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, 2021), Kunstraum Niederoesterreich (Vienna, 2020), Haus der elektronischen Künste HEK (Münchenstein, 2019), Kunstverein Freiburg (Freiburg, 2019) and Binz 39 (Zürich, 2019).
In 2019, Till founded the independent art space Pleasure Zone in an erotic shop located in the old town of Basel. Since 2021 he has worked as a curator for DOCK art space in Basel. Additionally, he is part of the ∑ SUMME collective that represents Basel’s off-space culture.
He was invited to the Lago Mio residency in Lugano in 2020 and was granted a residency stay in China by Pro Helvetia in 2021.
He studied at AMD Düsseldorf, at Institut Kunst HGK in Basel and the Roaming Academy of the Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ. He currently lives and works in Basel, Switzerland.