[rohrpost] 0.30402944246776265. Installation. Mindaugas Gapševičius

Mindaugas Gapševičius miga at o-o.lt
Mit Aug 20 03:22:34 CEST 2014

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 neurones. 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.

Website: http://triple-double-u.com/0.30402944246776265
OKK/Raum29: http://kritische-kunst.org