FULLY BOOKED Cycling tour: digital infrastructure with Benedikt Ackermann

23.07.2023, 17:00

Please note that the cycling tour with Benedikt Ackermann on July 23, 2023 is already fully booked. If additional dates are offered, they will be announced on the website.

As home to the world’s largest internet exchange point, DE-CIX, Frankfurt attracts an increasing number of international data centres to the city. The user data circulating within these centres is managed by private companies and operated in inaccessible high-security buildings, far from public access.

As part of the exhibition Fake Views – Eva & Franco Mattes, the cycling tour by artist Benedikt Ackermann makes the city’s digital infrastructure and its implications visible and shows that the internet is not an abstract space. The tour leads across Frankfurt, past data centres and inconspicuous floor plates in the asphalt.

The meeting point for the start of the cycling tour is at the Frankfurter Kunstverein. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. It is a prerequisite to bring your own bicycle to participate. The number of participants is limited, and pre-registration via email at post(at)fkv.de is necessary.

Participation in the cycling tour is free of charge.

Benedikt Ackermann (*1994 in Frankfurt am Main, DE) works mainly with photography, video and digital media. He works conceptually, questioning the meaning of images in the digital age. His interest lies in the invisible shift in power that accompanies the ongoing development of digital technologies. Since 2019 he has been studying at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main (DE) with Prof. Gerard Byrne and Prof. Haegue Yang. Previously, he studied philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (DE). 2023 Ackermann took part in the exhibition And This is Us 2023 – Young Art from Frankfurt at Frankfurter Kunstverein. Among the institutions where Benedikt Ackermann has exhibited his work are the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (DE) and the Goethe Institut, Dublin (IE).