The programme below was the CPH:DOX 2023 festival edition. For the CPH:DOX 2024 festival edition please stay tuned. This page will be updated in early 2024!

See you in March 13-24, 2023.


WEAVING WORLDS  – Monday March 20, 2023, 15:00-18:00, CPH:DOX Social Cinema, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

The INTER:ACTIVE SYMPOSIUM is a unique event in which we introduce the cohort of the 2023 CPH:LAB to specially-invited festival guests from across the creative industries.

In a conference-style programme we will examine with them the creative landscape into which their new works are emerging with  a series of lightning talks from a number of festival guests.

We are delighted to welcome Sofie Hvitved to open the Symposium as the keynote speaker. She is a Futurist and Head of Media at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, where she is currently working on the future of the Metaverse and how it will affect our lives, society and businesses, to ask: Who will own the metaverse? Who will be represented? And how do we ensure that it’s shaped for all of us?

Sofie Hvitved will be followed by artists Lauren Moffat, Jakob Kudsk Steensen and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, who will take us deeper into the convergence of the physical and digital worlds, the rise of the game engine and what digital work gets funded and exhibited, and what ends up suppressed.

Eva Jäger, Curator of Arts Technologies at Serpentine Galleries, will consider how we can build future art ecosystems, while Calum Bowden explores how blockchain and Web 3.0 can be applied to the creative ecology.

We will end with Jake Elwes queering the dataset to confront social bias in AI.

The Symposium is followed by a CPH:LAB Prototype Pop-Up exhibition event from 19:00-22:00 taking place at the Odd Fellow Palace. Both events are open to all accredited guests and ticket holders.

The CPH:LAB and the INTER:ACTIVE SYMPOSIUM are kindly co-funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union and The Danish Film Institute.

Sofie Hvitved

Sofie Hvitved is a Futurist and Head of Media at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, where she is currently working on the future of the Metaverse and how it will affect our lives, society and businesses. She is strongly engaged in the intersection between media, technology and entertainment and has a strategic background in the media industry, among others in DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation). She is a member of the Danish Media Board under the Minister of Culture. She has lived and worked in various cities around the world in Europe and South America, and is currently living in Copenhagen. She has an MA in Media Studies from Aarhus University, Denmark

Lauren Moffatt

Artist Lauren Moffatt is known for her immersive environments and experimental narratives. Her works explore the subjectivity of connected bodies and the blurred lines between digital and organic life.

Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Jakob Kudsk Steensen is an artist working with environmental storytelling through 3D animation, spatial sound and enveloping installations. He creates poetic interpretations about overlooked natural phenomena through collaborations with field biologists, composers, scientists, and writers, constructed through extensive fieldwork. Jakob has exhibited with Liminal Lands at Luma Arles, as well as with Berl-Berl at Halle am Berghain in Berlin, and at ARoS museum of Art in Aarhus, among other projects. 

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist who works predominantly with animation, sound, performance, and video games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Her practice focuses on intertwining lived experience with fiction to record Black Trans stories. Spurred on by a desire to record a “history of Trans people both living and past”, her work can often be seen as a Trans archive where Black Trans stories are stored for the future. Braithwaite-Shirley says: “throughout history, Black queer and Trans people have been erased from our archives. Because of this it is necessary not only to archive our existence, but also the many creative narratives we have used and continue to use to share our experiences.”

Eva Jäger

Eva Jäger is Curator of Arts Technologies. She commissions artists working with advanced technologies and is a collaborator in teams designing novel approaches, workflows and philosophies of emerging tech. During her time at Serpentine she has worked with artists Jenna Sutela, Hito Steyerl, Suzanne Treister, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Trust, 0rphan Drift, Kite, Keiken, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Libby Heaney, Gabriel Massan and dmstfctn. Eva is also Co-Investigator of the Creative AI Lab (Serpentine R&D Platform and King’s College London).

Calum Bowden

Calum Bowden collaborates on stories, worlds, and platforms that reconnect the cultural with the technological, economical, political and ecological. He co-founded Trust, a network of utopian conspirators.

Jake Elwes

Jake Elwes is a media artist living and working in London. They studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (2013-17). Searching for poetry and narrative in the success and failures of AI systems, Jake Elwes investigates the aesthetics and ethics inherent to AI. Elwes’ practice makes use of the sophistication of machine learning, while finding illuminating qualities in its limitations. Across projects that encompass moving-image installation, sound and performance, Elwes seeks to queer datasets, demystifying and subverting predominantly cisgender and straight AI systems. While it may seem like the AI is a creative collaborator, Elwes is careful to point out that the AI has neither intentionality or agency; it is a neutral agent existing within a human framework.

Co-founded by