Friday, August 22nd, 2014
20:00 @ OKK/Raum29 Gallery, Prinzenallee 29, 13359 Berlin
Installation. Mindaugas Gapševičius
We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition of media artist Mindaugas Gapševičius, who is showing his most recent installation, entitled 0.30402944246776265. In his installation, Gapševičius investigates artificial intelligence and brings a number of computers into the space for the consideration of artificial networks in terms of social and neural networks. The installation assembles an imaginative artificial neural network wherein computers act as neurons and network cables represent axones connecting neurons. The title number indicates the location of a computer in the proposed framework.
The computers run the distributed data storage system Freenet, which operates as a self-organizing network using the allocated free space of personal computers to create a collaborative virtual file system. The system functions in such a way that any given computer within the system cannot trace any other computer beyond the computer it is connected to. It follows that the system is not representable in full. This installation provides a visual interface to trace the exchange of data between several computers in order to grasp an idea of the functioning system. Inso doing, a space introducing “n” number of computers could help the viewer of the installation see how data is transmitted within the network and how computers connect to each other.
Mindaugas Gapševičius is an artist, facilitator, and curator living and working in Berlin and Vilnius. Gapševičius has been an active participant in international new media art networks, which stimulated the formation of networks between Western countries and the Baltic States in the 1990s. His work is most associated with net art, software, and interactive user interface. http://triple-double-u.com