Karel Koplimets ja Maido Juss "Flat Circle"


Karel Koplimets and Maido Juss will open their co-exhibition Flat Circle in Draakon gallery at 6pm on Monday, November 4, 2019. With their video installation of the same title, the artists explore the issues spreading out from the overabundance of information in today's media, human consciousness and beliefs.
Overabundance of information is associated to an individual's difficulty to receive large quantities of data as well as to distinguish relevant info from the irrelevent. In 2016, the mankind generated about 44 exabytes of information in Internet every day, whereby 90% of all information existing in the world was produced during the past few years. It is estimated that by the year 2025 the amount increases tenfold. Everyone having the access to (free) Internet seems to have an access to endless amount of data. We are living in times where various kind of information (and also the truth) should be more accessible than ever before; yet, the reality is paradoxically different.
Deepfake, fake news, troll factories, clickbait media – these are only a few ways how to manipulate information. Today's propaganda and information wars mostly find invisible output forms, as it is increasingly complicated to distinguish real news from fake ones or politically motivated information from facts. More and more people are using social media as the main source of news. News appealing to emotions than to checked facts sell better. Checking the truth and facts has in a way become secondary or at worst totally insignificant. We have reached the point where on our way to find truth one has to do extremely hard work, or risk and use one's intuition while trusting selected sources. When adding to all this AI that generates fake information, the whole situation seems to become progressively hopeless.
Installation by Maido Juss and Karel Koplimets presents 0,000000136 exabytes of information in the form of video.
Thank you: Aare Juss, Helen Koplimets, HN Steel Ltd., Kaisa Maasik, Madis Kurss.
Exhibition will be open until November 23, 2019.
Supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
 Exhibitions in Draakon gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.
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