We are at point zero. Our post-digital consciousness has cancelled the vertical. We all inhabit a horizontally distributed, vast, fluid reality. We are that reality. We feel that there is neither way nor reason to search for the beginning or end. We are mobile. As we move we overlap each other, fusing with things and moving through them. Our digitized world and our experience of it makes us flexible, able to transform at any moment. Our moments are never the same and our values become hybrid. We search for ways to influence and change the state of things, we become a collective substance congealing into a community. We become the nerves of society which feel a responsibility to demand change, to create and construct new, alternative strategies for how to feel, create, think, use and love.
Searching for Mentefakt
The observer came to the circumscribed landHe moved and traversed the zone of separation. He found the place of life.Fragments of place started speaking to him of days past.The bounded space is like an incubator in which processes of change have accelerated.
His work used to explore analogue photography influenced by emotions and subjectivity. Today, he is interested in the specific sterility evoked by digital technologies. He explores how far photography can go if carried simply by its technological essence. The accurate recording carries with it a promise of objective rendition simply on account of the technological potential of the photograph, which seems to offer an objective, yet specular, image. “You know, photography was invented to give an objective image, but since the camera is coded, it is even less objective than a painting” (Flusser, 2009)
Jakub Ra is head and art director of New Aliens Nonmodel Agency which have big community of people. With this community of performers, nonmodels, dancers and artists they do various performances. Agency dedicated to humanity, diversity and nonconformity. Vivid and natural various forms, proportions and appearances are absolutely true, native and veracious attitudes of our human nature and what is missing is more opened wide representation of otherness, queerness, awkwardness, strangeness among living being in public spaces. We dare to do so. We are among all…WE ARE NEW ALIENS. WE MANIFEST YOU IN OUR LOOKS. WE REDEFINE FEARLESSLY! YOU MANIFEST YOURSELVES AND WE BELIEVE YOU CAN BE STRONGER, FUCK HARDER, LOVE MORE! BE AS YOU ARE BECAUSE AS YOU ARE YOU ARE PERFECT FOREVER AND EVER.Our aliens, who actually are not aliens at all, but in this tag is magic of intelligibility and otherness as signs of living nature. We Are All #NONMODELS, after all…
MARTIN DUŠEK & MARTIN NETOČNÝ
material for worship
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"Free check for happiness"
A short absurd journey with automated attendant whose questions are linked to E.L.I.Z.A, one of the first tryouts to create a virtual psychologist. Landline is a milestone between two statuses of the relationship with technology and communication. Are we looking for consolation through our devices?
Are you generally happy?
Is it hard for you to recognize other parts of your body?
Does it have something to do with computers?
First aid plush kit
Are you anxious? Are you affraid of the world out there? Need to take a rest? Need a cuddle?
Come to us. Play with us. Cuddle with us. We are your robot friends. We are First Aid Plush Kit.
*Big thanks to Pavel Richtr for technical support and cooperation.
Three archeological artifacts remain after the Bread Tribe – various breads of unusual shapes. The research tells us that they are bread statues which were distributed around the settlement. They were supposed to remind the tribe of their basic values – geniality, gratitude, humanity, respect for land, nature and their ancestors.
For the Bread Tribe, bread was a source of livelihood, a reward for finished work and, through bread language, a means of communication.
LOOK ONLY WITH YOUR EYES!
In the age of great technical conditions It is essential to observe our surroundings like an invader searching for discovery.
*thanks to Krolína Fránková and IBros agency for support
Parasitic influencesOnce contaminated, all becomes stuffed by parasitic influences which replaces slowly any form of free choice. Conventions and social models are fluid-like and expends by circulation. The same scheme repeated in an endless flow of self reiteration acquires all empty space to itself. To absorb schemes means to become one oneself.
Iryna ZakharovaŠimon Levitner
production: Hana Štastná
translation: Vít Bohal