Ars Electronica Export, Moscow RUS
Duration: 27.11.2019 - 29.02.2020
Event type: Solo show
Organizer: Ars Electronica
Venue: Moscow, RUS
Egor Kraft works at the intersection of arts, media, technology, film, critical design and research. Egors work finds itself on the boundary between reality and its virtual misrepresentation, involving artificial information systems, computational technologies, films, interventions often in conjunction with traditional medias. As part of his research based practice he tends to develop speculative narratives questioning co-existence of human irrational reasoning and a ubiquitous impartial and quantitative orders rendered by machinic agency and technologies of today and tomorrow.
Structures of exponentially increasing capacities, synthetic intelligence, data monopolies as power structures, ubiquitous mechanic analysis and interpretation, planetary scale computation, techno-politics vs geopolitics, speculative crypto-economies, DNA design and genetic machine developments – all these and many other cognitive perspectives reconstitute the aspect of human and a new geological epoch.
In how far is the human aspect subject to technology? To what degree and from what viewpoint is the human aspect autonomous, unpredictable, faulty, irrational? How shall this human aspect coexist along with the precise ubiquitous machinic automated organisation? Having once seen the surface under a microscope, we will never again see it as we knew it before. How may we redefine the ‘human’ after seeing the world through the lens other synthetic forms of perception and thinking? Investigating this political, ethical, philosophical and aesthetic questions constitutes new challenges for artistic production, as a primordially ‘human’ project.
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