A platform to trace transitions
in regimes of information and
META. Tracing Unknown Knowns is an artistic investigation and publishing project. Its aim is to trace the symptoms, structures, and dynamics of how information is produced, controlled, and distributed in an era marked by so-called post-truth and post-factual politics and, more generally, by what philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt describes as »bullshit«: the increasing indifference to what is being told as long as it has the desired effects. Based on the conjunction of a portable server, security print materials (UV ink), and a website, META oscillates between screen and paper, digital and analog, tangible and withdrawn, private and public, commodity and commons.
Mario de Vega explores the threshold of human perception and the physicality of listening. De Vega’s work digs into the materiality of sound, the vulnerability of systems, materials and individuals, and the aesthetic potential of unstable arrangements. He has been guest artist and lecturer at Universität der Künste Berlin, Continuum ArtEZ Master Program-Shenzhen Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Technische Universität Berlin, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Kyushu University, Tama Art University, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, among others. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, United States, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Nepal, South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and around Europe. He lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City.
Daniela Silvestrin is an independent researcher, curator and cultural manager based in Berlin. In her work and research she explores practices at the intersection of art, law, and science. Her main interest lies in the critical reflection on the implications of new technologies on living systems, analyzed and discussed through the lens of artistic reflection and knowledge production.
Víctor Mazón Gardoqui explores amplification, electromagnetic phenomena and perception by using locative audio techniques and custom electronics. His work materialises in three main fields: actions or site-specific performances through experimental processes, exhibitions as consequences of previous actions and collective work through seminars in cultural and / or academic institutions. Active since 1999 in experimental techniques of media intervention and transmission through the use of sound and light. His works have been performed or exhibited in museums, galleries, billboards, urban screens and public TV / radio stations in Africa, Russia, Nepal, North America, Canada, Chile, Mexico and numerous locations across Europe. He lives and works in Santander and Leipzig.
Dicey Studios is a Berlin based graphic design studio, interested in the examination of the book as object and medium, and the politics of publishing and printed matter in general.
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by the respective authors.
Jaya Klara Brekke
Nicolas J. Bullot
Mario de Vega
Víctor Mazón Gardoqui
This project has been produced with the support of the Programa de Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales, 2015. FONCA, Mexico.
Mario de Vega