HIT AND SHARE(D).
DATA BODY DATA.
EVERY BODY'S DATA.
WHO IS IN CHARGE?, 2018
Multichannel installation with video, animation, sound and screencast.
All work and photographs © Michalina Mehloch und Carolina Meyen
Michalina Mehloch and Carolina Meyen
About the artists
Carolina Meyen and Michalina Mehloch have been working together as an artist duo since 2007. They both graduated from HFBK Hamburg in 2018. They both studied with Prof. Lena Ziese. Their work deals with themes of digital culture, data and internet aesthetics.
About the work
'NEW TECHNOLOGIES, NEW MEDIA, NEW AESTHETICS
EFFECT ON ONE ANOTHER.
INTELLIGENT ALGORITHMS LEARN FROM US,
JUST AS WE LEARN FROM THEM.
ALGORITHMS NEED OUR DATA TO LEARN.
WE NEED ALGORITHMS TO LIVE DIGITALLY.
HUMANS CONSTANTLY GENERATE DATA.
EVERY MOVE, EVERY ACTION, IN VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL SPACE
DATA IS MATERIAL AND MATTER AT ONCE.
HOW MUCH DATA DO WE DISCLOSE AND TO WHOM?
DATA SEEMS TO BE ABSTRACT.
MAYBE THAT IS WHY EVERYONE THINKS
THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO ACCESS IT –
MAYBE THAT IS THE REASON WHY
EVERYONE DISTRIBUTES IT LIKE CONFETTI...
DATA IS TRANSFORMATION OF OUR SELVES.
WHAT HAPPENS TO US, AS OUR BODIES, MOVES AND EMOTIONS
ARE CAPTURED AND TAKEN FROM US
TO FEED ALGORITHMS?
WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR HUMAN PERCEPTION,
AS PARTS OF US ARE TAKEN AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES,
NEW MEDIA AND NEW AESTHETICS EVOLVE?
IF PERCEPTION IS OUR EMBODIED CONNECTION TO THE WORLD
AND TO OURSELVES,
WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR SELVES?
EVERYBODY‘S DATA IS NOT ONLY ABOUT PRIVACY.
IT IS ABOUT EVERYBODY‘S BODIES AS AESTHETIC, POLITICAL,
SOCIAL, CULTURAL, TECHNOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC MATTER.'
Text provided by the artists