What Remains

Strategies of Saving and Deleting



Eröffnung 26.9.2015, 12:00
8.10.2015, 14:00 – 17:30
Credible fictions – deceptive realities
Artist talk
8.10.2015, 19:00
Anti-fraud activism as artistic practice
Mit Kairus Collective (FI)
In englischer Sprache

esc medien kunst labor

Production specifics
Koproduktion steirischer herbst,esc medien kunst labor & kunst@werk

Seemingly infinite volumes of data are waiting to be discovered by the researchers of a distant future. But what will actually remain for them to read?

What will convey an appropriate image of our current culture in the distant future? When today’s data carriers are unearthed by archaeological excavations, it is doubtful whether the information they contain will be readable and understandable. Will scrapped hardware one day perhaps bear witness to us?

Our society produces vast quantities of data, that we can archive neither completely, nor permanently. Nevertheless, we are constantly feeding more and more information into ever new bodies of data. Metaphorical constructions such as the Cloud promise to make things easier, we seem to be transferring responsibility for storing our digital excesses to an endless space. In fact, innumerable IT centres are also constantly adding to CO2 emissions. One trait of current culture will not escape the notice of future researchers – information fetishism. But what exactly is it that we want to preserve? Why are we so obsessed with leaving behind evidence of our activity to future generations? “What Remains” sets out to look into these questions.

Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Kairus Collective
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Kronman.Linda
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Andreas Zingerle
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: La Société Anonyme
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Fränk Zimmer