Ula Lucińska &
Overwrite/ Discard/ Save both
series of objects,
copper, steel, aluminum, acrylic glass, silk, linen, himalayan salt, marble, 2018
The title of the exhibition: Overwrite/Discard/Save both refers to a command displayed on the computer screen when attempting to save a file with the same name as one that already exists in the directory/folder. It refers to a choice we need to make when faced with the dynamic development of technology, which increasingly often replaces human beings or their specific functions. When it comes to saving files on a personal computer, human beings are the one in control. Active observation of this hybrid, technology-based world, makes us reflect on whether it will actually be us to decide about our future in the moment of technological Singularity? The central node of the exhibition is the latest version of the Poetbot algorithm which, seemingly designed for entertainment, collects and processes user data. Other objects create a network of mutually connected, but to some extent autonomous, senses. The elements coming from different traditions and cultures and related to different contexts are an image of a hybrid human identity. The austerity, or even asceticism of forms, builds a link between the struggle for survival and the nomadic life modes. The Overwrite/ Discard/ Save both exhibition is a hypertextual story of competing visions of the future. Exhibited objects create specific environment which critically plays with the dehumanised, sterile gallery space.
Overwrite/ Discard/ Save both, 2018
:SKALA gallery, Poznań, Poland
photos: Tomasz Koszewnik