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»Crystal Math«
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© Sylvia Eckermann

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Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Sylvia Eckermann - »Crystal Math«”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/crystal-math.html (retrieved 2015-27-04). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Sylvia Eckermann - »Crystal Math«}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/crystal-math.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2015-27-04}
Technology
Display
Beamer
Hardware
Computer / Mac_Mini
Material
5000 m nylon-wire
Sound
5.1 sound
Descriptions & Essays
Sylvia Eckermann 27-04-2015
Crystal Math.
1-channel video, 5.1 sound, 5000 m nylon-wire

With thousands of meters of nylon threat Sylvia Eckermann produced a spider web that serves as the captivating projection screen for her "expressive verbal image" (Sabine Dreher) with which she visualizes the replacement of human actors by algorithms in finance. Referencing the fiber optic networks encroaching below ground level that connect the powerhouses of finance via inconspicuous Carrier Hotels, Crystal Math addresses the issue that human beings have become the resource of derivative risk potentials. Here, the net does not serve as a social realm of communication but rather as a trap in which pray gets caught, as the mathematics of probability calculation have turned into the drug of an oracle which subjects the manifold options of the future to its very own fictions. The voice of Simon Streather enunciates these bottomless pits put into words by Gerald Nestler, in whose lyrics the market as a being breeds our "recombinant social DNA." Oh baby! How you nourish me!
Sylvia Eckermann: Crystal Math, 27-04-2015, in: Archive of Digital Art
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