Materiality and the object in the age of abstraction; the connection between algorithms and reality, between mathematics and the real; the recreation of the object through digitalization; the paradoxal status of matter, the gesture and the hand in a post-human society.
Proposition Four – Heads will Roll
Contemporary life shares, with equal strength, signs of the real and simulacra, of the past and the present, of images, texts and sounds. There are no master trajectories, no linear narratives, but multiple possible routes, all equally valid.
Proposition Three – Touch me Not
For the first time ever machines mediate human relationships and emotions. The digital/microelectronics is bridging the distance between the subject and the object, incorporating the machine into our body and our unconscious.
Proposition Two – The Collection
A Collection is a truth surrounded by many others worth exploring – uncritical semantics is the myth of a Collection in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels – since art is dead in the actual life of civilized nations, it has been relegated to these grotesque morgues, museums.
Proposition One – Only the Ephemeral
Rapid obsolescence in the working formats and techniques together with hugely superior access to archival resources is modifying the nature of artistic practice, accelerating its democratization and reinforcing its precarious nature.