Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Manifesta 13 Marseille was one of the only international biennials to take place during the global pandemic COVID-19, the biennial ended earlier than planned due to the second national lockdown

Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Fabrice Hybert, FR

Project and installation at V2_Organisation, Institute for the Unstable Media

With the assistance of a computer expert, French artists Fabrice Hybert and Marie Ange Guilleminot planned a digital project to make a “virtual baby”, a creature they could instruct and educate to become an intelligent child. When the baby was “finished” they would clone it and start anew. This process was videotaped and shown both on the Internet and in the format of a traditional painting.