TORRENTIAL FORMS by Alex Berman and Filip Strebeyko, Opening, Jan 25, 19:00
Situation Room@CHB | Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, free
Further opening hours Jan 25-Feb 03, 10:00-19:00 Sat/Sun 14:00-19:00
File sharing or so called peer-to-peer (P2P) networking constitutes a major portion of all internet traffic. But like the vast networks of sewer pipes and tunnels beneath our cities, file-sharing is a hidden infrastructure whose inner mechanisms few seem to reflect upon.
The installation exposes the invisible flows of file-shared content that pass through the cables and air around us, and the patterns therein. These “torrential forms” emerge organically from the algorithms that dictate P2P networks and that transform shared content in a manner which constitutes a kind of recomposition or collage. By focusing specifically on file-shared books, the installation summons the fragmented voices and texts that flow around us, offering glimpses of a hidden literary lifeform.
Presented by Collegium Hungaricum Berlin in collaboration with Transmediale Festival and CTM.13.