Dark Matter Games

Dark Matter Games is an art project that aims to develop and present innovative and socially engaged art
practices that often fall out of the scope of more classical art institutions. Inspired by the essay Dark Matter
by Gregory Sholette, the project gathers, shares, develops and presents over 30 art practices that take
social interaction and transdisciplinarity as their starting point.
A workweek in april gave the opportunity to the participating artists to share their practice and articulate
possible installations and urban interventions. In the context of the Venice Biennial opening weekend in May,
we will present these interventions with an exhibition and an urban festival, the Dark Matter Games! The
aftermath will take the shape of a publication that will be presented in Brussels, in late fall.

Dark Matter Games Participants:
Peter Aers (performance artist, BE)
Arquitecturas Colectivas (architects/activists, ES)
Christian Bakalov (performance artist, BE/BU)
Filip Berte (visual artist, BE)
Federico Bonelli (artist, IT)
Alessandro Carboni (visual artist, IT)
Stijn Demeulenaere (sound artist, BE)
Charles Esche (curator, NL)
Noah Fischer (artist, US)
Niko Hafkensheid & Valentina Stepanova (artists, BE/RUS)
Roel Heremans (sound artist, BE)
Philip Janssens (visual artist & scenographer, BE)
Melih Kiraç (choreographer TR)
Macao (art/activist collective, IT)
Tuur Marinus & Flup Marinus (artist duo, BE)
Johann Merrick (sound artist, IT)
Diane Rabreau (artist, FR)
Marnix Rummens (dramaturge, BE)
Robbert&Frank/Frank&Robbert (artist collective, BE)
Annalisa Sacchi (scholar, IT)
Gregory Sholette (theorist & visual artist, US)
Kuba Szreder (curator, PL)
S.a.L.E.Docks (art/activist collective, IT)
Mauro Somavilla (visual artist, IT)
Einat Tuchman (performance artist BE/ISR)
Hans Van Wambeke (visual artist, BE)
Karl Van Welden (artist, BE)
Gosie Vervloessem (performance artist, BE)
Müge Yilmaz (visual artist, NL/TR)

Dark Matter Games. Dates
Dark Matter Games - expo & interventions in and around S.a.L.E Docks
11-14 May 2017, every day from 11:00 - 19:00
S.a.L.E. Docks, Magazzini del Sale, Dorsoduro 264, Venice

Dark Matter Games. Contact
// // http://www.darkmattergames.net