Crystal Math

Sylvia Eckermann
Source: Sylvia Eckermann

fuchs-eckermann

Crystal Math , ongoing
Co-workers & Funding
Lyrics: Gerald Nestler, Sound: Peter Szely
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Description
Crystal Math.
1-channel video, 5.1 sound, 5000 m nylon-wire

With thousands of meters of nylon threat Sylvia Eckermann produced a spider web that serves as the captivating projection screen for her "expressive verbal image" (Sabine Dreher) with which she visualizes the replacement of human actors by algorithms in finance. Referencing the fiber optic networks encroaching below ground level that connect the powerhouses of finance via inconspicuous Carrier Hotels, Crystal Math addresses the issue that human beings have become the resource of derivative risk potentials. Here, the net does not serve as a social realm of communication but rather as a trap in which pray gets caught, as the mathematics of probability calculation have turned into the drug of an oracle which subjects the manifold options of the future to its very own fictions. The voice of Simon Streather enunciates these bottomless pits put into words by Gerald Nestler, in whose lyrics the market as a being breeds our "recombinant social DNA." Oh baby! How you nourish me!
Keywords
  • genres
    • sound art
      • sound installations
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • algorithms
  • technology
    • displays
      • electronic displays
        • projection screens
Technology & Material
Display
Beamer
Hardware
Computer / Mac_Mini
Material
5000 m nylon-wire
Sound
5.1 sound
Exhibitions & Events
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