Interpretive Panpsychism (#1) at LEAP Gallery, Berlin

Opening Friday 20.07.2012, 20:00
Exhibition   21.07.-03.08., 12:00-18:00 Wed-Sat
Finissage 03.08., 20:00
Free Entry (or donate what you like)

Limited Limitlessness - new findings in primitive digital art
Following the utopic high of the nascent cyber age in the 1990s came a natural
slump in the emotional well-being of the subjects of the digital era.  The
tireless increases in speed and efficiency, ever sleeker interfaces and
ever smaller devices, the spoilt children of this epoch no longer needed  to
economise with time and memory as their mothers and fathers did. Plentiful memory
space and processor speed, not to mention the “information” itself which is stored,
duplicated and re-distributed via innumerous communication paths creates a vast
horizon of possibilities which we now have at our fingertips.  Yet instead of inducing
the elation expected of these bountiful resources, it seems to often stifle in its endlessness.

Aware of the technological superiority of their computer companions, humans
have begun to notice an unerring tendency, a savvy post-humanism which seeks
to recompensate lost essences by favouring the indiscrete over the discrete.
At the same time, the hypocrisy is clear as the everyday dependence on our
technological devices increases; a love-hate man-machine relationship. Such is
the state of digital existentialism which contributes heavily to today’s first world
anxieties. Techno-pornographic media arts accentuate this simultaneous fascination
and disgust which presents itself as virtually unavoidable.

The exhibition “Limited Limitlessness - New findings in primitive digital art” aims to
expose these internal contradictions as well as embrace that which technology
cannot or does not do. Amidst the practice of sterile media art, we find ourselves
both as critical recipients and as propagators thereof.  The works of the exhibition
explore aspects of the artists’ own primitive urges within computer-based art.  
Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance
(Berlin Carré, 1st floor)
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13
10178 Berlin