MAMMALIAN DIVE REFLEX
An installation by Peter Horneland
“Grasping for safe metanarratives in an era of ontological collapse is a fool’s errand. If you’re thirsty you’re just going to have to get used to drinking from Azathoth’s firehose.”
― Gordon White, Whisky Rant: Disc 2 (Special Features), runesoup.com
Information is no longer a scarcity, we’re drowning in it. However, many are thirsty for our attention. Some last gasps before we’re flushed away would be appropriate. Hopefully our descendants give up and grow gills.
Four websites, one projected on each wall. Each site contains a different “automatic content generator”, a mechanism that produces a new image or text every time the page is refreshed. All four are updated simultaneously, and left for only a moment before they’re replaced by the next iteration.
The expression FOMO (short for ‘Fear Of Missing Out’) was coined in 2004. As a disease it preys on our modern attention-based economy. It’s impossible to experience everything, particularly when this “everything” spawns from a near infinite amount of available permutations. No longer needed in the process are such speed-limiting intermediaries as human intervention.
This isn’t necessary:
“But even if such a prediction were true, our inability to distinguish between a virtual reality simulation and the real world will have less to do with the increasing fidelity of simulation than the decreasing perceptual abilities of us humans.”
― Douglas Rushkoff, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Når: tor 23. nov 2017 19:00 - 23:00
Peter Horneland, artist & vitki. Focused on maps, sacrality, and non-local consciousness, through installation, performance, sculpture, and digital works. Studied at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Currently occupying one of the Fondet for Kunst- og Designstudenter (FKDS) grant studios at Kunstnernes Hus. Together with WAAAHAWAD won the From Dusk till Dawn 2017 Art Prize from Vandaler Forening and PNEK. Participated in the 3rd Oslo Bring-Your-Own-Beamer by Field of Dreams in October. Previously exhibited His Great Breakthrough at Akademirommet in 2016. Will be performing at the Oslo Winter Solstice Festival in December 2017. More of his works can be found at peterhorneland.com