December 6, 2017 to March 2, 2018
Opening Reception: December 15, 2017 from 7 to 9PM
Vuk Ćosić | Filio Gálvez | Vladan Joler | Ernesto Oroza | Rodolfo Peraza
This project is co-curated by Rodolfo Peraza and Yuneikys Villalonga
Media Under Dystopia 1.0 delves on the nature of our hyper-connected society and its promise of democracy at a moment when its core foundation is at risk and issues such as Internet Neutrality are under attack. How are individuals, as well as local contexts with their specific histories and politics represented and served within the current digital landscape? How can the physical and the digital infrastructures of the Internet be mapped, and what do these new cartographies tell us about today?
As a laboratory of ideas, this exhibition showcases projects in different stages of completion, from the mere concept, to the documentation of interventions, to long-term, process-based works. These are often the result of multidisciplinary collaborations and group efforts.
Among the specific topics in question are the reach and impact of Facebook’s data collection backbone (Joler;) the aesthetics of Internet glitches as another form of perception of digital content (Gálvez;) alternative digital networks in Cuba as platforms for collective creation (Oroza;) the restoration of memory and history through digital data archives (Ćosić;) and the reflection on connectivity and control through the collection and visualization of Internet users’ metadata (Peraza.)
*Light refreshments will be served
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