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Unreal things fly through space - A granular machine memory (360)
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Unreal things fly through space - A granular machine memory (360)

„Unreal things fly through space - A granular machine memory“, Mixed Media & VR Installation, Janine Scheer & Catherine Spet, 2021 The artwork "Unreal things fly through space - A granular machine memory" (Простор лети нестварне ствари) opens a journey through the matter of time, into the memory fragments of a seemingly real place, a collectively archived space-time continuum. Here, digital data becomes the only tangible medium to retrieve forgotten stories and hidden places. Like a network that is invisible but always there, the artwork leads into a narrative of digital associations and connections of an alien-familiar place, guided by a digital "I" - a machine intelligence. An artificial intelligence has no body, which is a prerequisite for the interaction between body and brain. Completely without material location in the analog world: can an artificial intelligence experience trauma? Whose memory is then shown here? Can a feeling of closeness arise? Does the memory space exist through time independently of the perceiving subject, or does it only come into being through being walked through? - They are always there, but I don't even see them, but I can feel them (Они су увек ту, али ја их ни не видим, Али их осећам) As part of "The Great Liman - Matter through Time. Sand, wood, stone, metal in the age of digitization“, site specific exhibition and durational performance - 4.9. - 6.9.2021 Novi Sad, Kaleidoskop kulture, 2.9. - 8.10.2021
LIMINAL
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LIMINAL

What are you looking for? Where do you feel asymptotically closest to yourself? At the source, at the primal leap, most alive? The pure feeling, only emotion, clear vision - before everything disintegrates again into initial chaos. Is it only a game? What are you playing with? What happens if you lose? Do you then simply start over again and naively hope that this time you will make it further, deeper into the mystery of the moment? Automatically, as if electrified or remote-controlled, you follow an invisible path into the possibilities of the moment. Only to choose the right one this time. The one that keeps you inside the game longer. But you know - it is a game - you are not in control. The rules are determined the moment you enter it. In your failed attempts you finally find hints for your mission. Failure is part of the game. Just like the small successes that should motivate you to continue. How far can you rebel, break out of this game? Is it all just part of the agenda? The eternal return. An endless loop. Everything happens for a reason? What if you want to play without rules? If you don’t play the game, you can’t win. And what do you win in the end? Isn't it about exploring all probabilities in every conditional form - the complete experience? The liminal experiences that are on the threshold. Are they also part of the game? Or do they represent strangely untouched fragments of reality that actually suggest an outside of the game? Something unknown, raw, not predetermined? You must not look for them. You must be open to their emergence, which ephemerally evaporates again in moments of unavailability. This unexpected, strange other. Which for some reason seems far too familiar to you. In which you want to dissolve completely. Like the perfect contradiction, which is much closer to you than anything else because of this strange familiarity. A liminal experience not at the border to the other - but to yourself.