Nik Nowak

25. June – 27. October 2019

The long-term project DELETHE was founded in 2012 as a project of the artist Nik Nowak, the lawyer Philipp Brandt and the curator Peter Lang (✝). In 2014 the communication designers VERBALVISUAL joined the team as collaborators. DELETHE deals with the question of the handling and deletion of data after death. The project is a forum, self-experiment and service at the same time and aims to compare the current status of the legal situation with the practical feasibility of deleting personal data after death. The death of a human being raises personal and legal questions about the handling of data in virtual reality. Profiles in social networks, avatars, accounts continue to exist. To whom does the data belong after death, is there a legal right to deletion and what does the loss of control over the data mean? Is there a right to be forgotten?

Nik Nowak is an artist, musician and curator. His cross-media artistic work often deals with the effect of sound, as well as with the role of sound systems as cultural transmitters or acoustic weapons. Sound objects like "Mobile Booster", "Panzer" and "Echodrohnen" brought him worldwide attention. In addition to his exhibition activities, he has also been scientifically investigating the phenomenon of mobile sound systems for years and gives lectures on this topic. He also performs regularly with live and DJ sets alone or with his band Schockglatze as a musician. Nowak studied art at the University of the Arts in Berlin from 2002 to 20007, was a master student of Prof. Lothar Baumgarten and attended Xiang Jing's sculpture class at Shanghai Normal University in 2007. In 2007 he was awarded the Georg Meistermann Scholarship. In 2014 he curated the international exhibition "Kunst Sound Maschine" in collaboration with the Museum Marta and was awarded the Gasag Art Prize, which honours outstanding artistic positions at the interface of art, science and technology.


  • 25. June 2019 18.00 cet

    Mit dem Langzeitprojekt DELETHE von Nik Nowak wird die zweite Fassung der Ausstellungsreihe "Mensch Macht Maschine" präsentiert.


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