On December 23, Modern Art Research Institute opened the project "Labyrinths of Discourse" as part of the XIV platform "New Directions".
The project aims to show works that reflect the changes made by isolation and social networks in the process of creating new social ties, as well as to identify the meanings that fill the concept of "discourse" in the Big Data era.
Knowledge of hidden information about others has always been a desirable object of will to power, which was converted into political and economic benefits.
Today, data collection and processing technologies can not only predict the behavior of individual users, but also entire social groups, influencing the information they receive.
On the one hand, they take on the mission of organizing chaotic accumulations of information, on the other hand, they exercise control over discourses.
Their goal is to build a matrix of a system of values, knowledge and discipline, which, like a road map of the metropolis, will determine the possible trajectories of thinking within its structure.
An attempt to map a different path of thought - not according to the rules of such matrices - will be identified as a hack, error or virus.
Such discourse control procedures are usually developed by social groups, communities or authorities.
But with the development of artificial intelligence, not only fake users are possible, but also fake groups that are not led by any living creature.
Today, electronic media algorithms are aimed at publishing the most popular information that supports the interests of potential consumers of advertising.
However, if a discourse emerges that does not fit into this matrix and broadcasts complex socio-cultural analytics, it is immediately denied access to a wide audience.
In this way, you can raise a whole generation that wants to consume only bright advertising, entertainment and political shows and posts from bots.
This will be a generation that will not be able to accept the texts of M. Foucault or J. Lacan, and not because of lack of access to information, but because the whole economy of desire revolves around cheap political sensations and stars of mass culture.
Fedir Alexandrovich, Artem Andriychuk, Viktor Arefiev, Nazar Bilyk, Andriy Bludov, Bondero, Maria Vyshedska, Yuriy Visloukh and Ivanna Stratiychuk, Yuriy Denysenkov, Anastasia Didenko, Andriy Dudchenko, Hamlet Zinkivsky, Yulia Kisenko, Artem Konton, Oleksandr Klyton Logov, Maksym Mazur, Pavlo Makov, Maria Matienko, Roman Minin, Nina Murashkina, Anna Naduda, Stepan Ryabchenko, Yuriy Syvyryn, Oleg Tistol, Daryna Fes, Alina Khorolska, Mykita Tsoi, Oksana Chepelyk, Dmytro Shevchenko, Yulia Shutke.
Curators: Andriy Sydorenko, Iryna Yatsyk.
Project manager: Igor Abramovich.
Project partners: ABRAMOVICH.ART, ARTIST, TYMOFIEIEV FOUNDATION, UTICO, V-ART.