In their artistic practice Markus Aebersold and Chris Handberg investigate the relationships between the technological and the spiritual human being.
Topics such as digital anxiety, faith in science, hope and reality are pervasive to the problems they explore. They work with the bridges that our senses make between virtual, physical and mental space and our ability to believe in all three simultaneously. The duo's artistic dialogue produces cinematographic installations -works, which seem to be materialisation of a non-existent technological mythology.
Markus Aebersold (*1988 CH) and Chris Handberg (*1989 DK) live and work in Basel, where they graduated together from the Institute of Art HGK FHNW in 2017. In 2020 they were nominated for the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize and in 2021 for the Basel Media Art Prize.
"...the more there is", HeK Net Works, Basel (CH) / Online
EMA Expo21, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (RU)
Static, Satellit, Zurich (CH)
X Æ-gen-c A-21, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (CH)
Whiteout, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun (CH)
Cantonale Berne Jura, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Langenthal (CH)
Weird - Uralskaya Kvartirale, Yekaterinburg/Basel (RU/CH)
List í Ljósi, Seyðisfjörður (IS)
Future Perfect, M54, Basel (CH)
Wavering Grounds, PTTH://, Lucerne (CH)
Attitudes, S.A.L.T.S., Birsfelden (CH)
A Specious Present (Solo), Hardstrasse 43, Basel (CH)
Die Form des Klangs, HeK, Basel (CH)
Absolute Solids (Solo), Balzer Projects, Basel (CH)
Antipode, OnArte, Minusio (CH)
The Society for the Common & Good, GGG Ateliers, Basel (CH)
Attachment x Severance, Substrat, Bern (CH)
Jungkunst Winterthur, Winterthur (CH)
We Invite you to hope, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz (CH)
Junge Kunst, Art des Hauses, Büsserach (CH)
Unsterblicher Garten, Städtische Galerie Stapflehus, Weil am Rhein (DE)