Structures – Filters – Codes – Alphabets

Column 1-0 / Solimán López
A column is an ultimate symbol of foundation. A core to sustain a perfect balance. An epicentre of stability. It stands and withholds, whether it is a closed and completed form, or a structure still to be finished. Its facade is the interface enclosing the data hidden behind it like a vault.
Whether it’s punctured or sealed.
The data stays.
The column stands.
The information is muted, but safe.

Style Transfer / Boris Neubert, Chengzhi Wi, Max Piochowiak
A perception is a point of view that constantly shifts and adjusts itself. It’s led by a source and ultimate destination of all perceptual changes – an imagination. What are its limits? What are the patterns an imagination follows? How does it come up with something new? Is it new? What is new?
According to science, the human brain cannot really come up with anything completely new in terms of imagination. Whatever appears to it as new, has been already twisted and edited within itself. All to appear new.
If a thing appears as something else, it is in the end seen through a prism. Through a filter distinguishing a reality as it pleases.
Yes, a reality. There are several of them. Maybe infinite, even? As long as the human brain can create new filters, the number and possibilities will grow.
This artwork puts filters on a reality and asks to see each separate one as both new and recycled. It shows any picture of reality is an illustrated shadow of a code. And any difference in a code picturing humans’ common reality is seen as an odd aberration. However simple, however obvious. Human brain needs a moment to decode the filter to understand its own perception.

XML-SVG Code / Quellcode des Ausstellungsraums / Karin Sander
One’s reality is a transcript of a their self-consciousness. So are the codes for what they stand. They simultaneously encrypt and decrypt the given data, according to which end is being currently read or which purpose should the code serve at the very moment. Should the information be translated and embodied, or should it stay hidden in plain sight? A code is a morphing translator between extremes. It goes from digital to analog. From one dimension to more. It is an illustration of differently defined and understood thoughts. Whether written or drawn. Whether read or heard.
The information is the same.
The form of the translation differs.

Alphabet-Space / Adam Słowik, Christian Lölkes, Peter Weibel
An alphabet is yet another translation of a code. Or rather an illustration of it. An incarnation. An alphabet is an ultimate tool to picturing any data. Everything can be translated into numbers and letters. Everything can be a code or an alphabet. And codes and alphabets can be everything.
There are infinite ways of grouping elements of a code or an alphabet down to the data one intends it to encapsulate. This makes codes and alphabets infinite in themselves, even though their elements are many, but very much finite.
This artwork shows that in fact there is only one element needed to provide the same dimension of infinity to a code or in this case: an alphabet.

von Karolina Michniewicz

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