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E.A.T. Spatial is a gallery format experiment created as a Fused Reality, which in this case – is a tied-to-the-physical-site digital gallery departing from ICIA’s art space on Ringön in Gothenburg, Sweden. This fused format creates a semi-physical site-specific digital experience for the viewers to share views and ambiance. This platform developed by Studio Alight is part of the greater project, E.A.T. hub [Experiments in Art and Technology] which is a collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Ideas and Art (ICIA). E.A.T. aims to practice across the borders of art and technology where we may discover and learn from these seemingly separate fields while working iteratively and evolving continuously.

This exhibition platform is not static. E.A.T.Spatial is and was continuously developed as the MANIPULATIONS exhibition ran and will be happening during any future exhibition. The rendition of E.A.T. Spatial included for the MANIPULATIONS exhibition had multiple ports of entries and multiple experimentations in interaction levels. The virtual hub experiment created social engagements through digital space and enacted a digital twin of ICIA. While the Fused Reality experiment blends the ways we can visit, can view and can perceive works of art. It, also, provides a space for multiple "eyes" gathered into one "point of view." And begins to ask if we were to surveil our digital world together what may we shift within us?

We invite anyone to contact Studio Alight for potential experiments, labs, tests, plays, tries, collaborations and manipulations. We would be happy to start conversations up for potential future exhibitions.


14 Nov - 05 Dec 2020


The exhibition MANIPULATIONS showcased works which reflect on how the arts can highlight and educate the public into understanding the agenda of our society’s governing. Particularly, in our time of the reigning digital capitalists [and the systems they wish us not to understand], MANIPULATIONS asked the questions: Who are the tool makers and who are the tool users of our societies? What does a citizen need to participate effectively in the dynamics of today’s systems?

MANIPULATIONS was the first exhibition viewed in this built platform, E.A.T. Spatial and exhibited local and international artists Lauren Lee McCarthy (USA) & David Leonard (USA), Andreas Refsgaard (DK), Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson (ES/IS), Saša Nemec (SI/FI), and Danielle Heath (UK/SE). The exhibition ran from November 14 to December 5, 2020.

Alongside the group exhibition further programming, listed below under the site’s calendar which included an online public artist talk by guest lecturer, Stine Marie Jacobsen (DK/DE), a live performance of I.A. Suzie with Lauren Lee McCarthy and David Leonard [during the opening], public artists talks of Saša Nemec and Danielle Heath and, finally, talks by Andreas Refsgaard, Studio Alight and Maya Man (USA) connected to Gothenburg University’s Academy of Art and Design’s AI.Design.01 Masterclass.

The exhibition MANIPULATIONS is supported by Nordisk Kulturfond and the workshop sessions are collaborating with HDK-Valand’s Business Design Lab’sproject Masterclass funded by AI Competence in Sweden.

Want to know more about the curation and more details about each specific artwork? The extending curatiorial text is linked here.

I.A. Suzie by McCarthy & Leonard
Image of I.A. Suzie courtesy of artists:
Lauren Lee McCarthy & David Leonard






[All stated in Gothenburg time / Central European Time (CET)]
The exhibition runs from 14 Nov – 05 Dec, 2020.

We also look forward to seeing many of attend the scheduled programming. All programming happens in the hub


Saturday 14 Nov. 17:30-19:30 and including I.A. Suzie - Live Show 18:30-19:00 with Lauren Lee McCarthy & David Leonard in the Hub


Public talk in AI.Design.01 Masterclass with Andreas Refsgaard
on 12 Nov. 17:30 - 18:30 in the Hub

Live Performances of Data Uncertainty 2053
by Danielle Heath held on
14 Nov. 18:00 -18:30, 19:00 -19:30,
20 Nov. 15:00 - 19:00,
27 Nov. 16:00 - 18:00,
4 Dec. 16:00-18:00.
[Note - these are not in the Hub]

Public Talk by guest in AI.Design.01 Masterclass with Maya Man
on 19 Nov. 17:30 - 18:30 in the Hub

Public Talk on project Law Shifters by Stine Marie Jacobsen on 28 Nov. 16:00 - 17:30 in

Public talk with Danielle Heath
and Saša Nemec on 2 Dec. 17:30 - 19:00 in Zoom


14 Nov - 05 Dec

We kindly request that you experience E.A.T.Spatial on a larger screen