We subvive in this era of high definition and low empathy. Hiding behind the regime of transparency is the dictatorship of specular objects. Identity has fragmented into Web morphemes: filters, “I like” and other clicks. Hype is the new faith and an outdated immunological firewall transforms otherness into a World of Warcraft horde. In the floor of Silicon Valley, a bunch of fingers slides across the black waters of a frozen lake; in its depths, a twinkling charm holds the erotic energy in a Cartesian chatroom. Fear and loathing on AliExpress. Time becomes a purchase history and the predictive program pursues the accident. Porno-existentialist philosophers debate the differences between the society of the spectacle and the spectral society: “Ne vous connectez jamais” on the façade of a data centre. In the distance, the scopic lament of voices on auto-tune drowns in a quantified sea. Greenpeace protects Technogaia. The data cold war to control painstaking and poor readings. Nick Land, Nobel Peace Prize winner. Cyber-realist demonstrators attack the parapsychology industry: no to the networks of hyperconnected ghosts. Steve Jobs cargo cult. When laughter turns to a smile, the only thing left to say is “LOL”.
Paco Chanivet (Sevilla, 1984) holds a degree in fine art and has also studied social and cultural anthropology, as well as film directing and scriptwriting. Some of his contributions to the local art scene have been for Tràfic Photographic Experience (CCCB), El lugar de los hechos (Sala d’Art Jove), ClaResil 2012mg (La Capella), Audio-deriva para el Archivo J. R Plaza (La Virreina Centre de la Imatge), Blue Seven Phenomena and 100% Desván (Sant Andreu Contemporani), F de Ficción (Can Felipa Arts Visuals), Constelaciones familiares (Sala Muncunill EspaiDos), Ne travaillez jamais (ADN Platform, ADN Galería) and Siga los rastros como si fuera miope (Arts Santa Mònica). He is currently a long-term artist-in-residence at the Hangar production centre.
Guided visits to the exhibition, by the artist:
Sunday, June 3, at 12.30
Sunday, June 10, at 12.30
Friday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 1, at 12.30
Sunday, July 8, at 12.30
Sunday, July 15, at 12.30