6 - 15 july 2018

Overload

Date

6 - 15 July, 10:00 - 20:00

place:

PSTP Gdynia
al. Zwycięstwa 96/98

The exhibition is a collection of critical projects, both films and objects talking about social phenomena, becoming a specific manifest presenting our contemporary approach to life.

Once we have believed that we have everything and can do anything, and wanting more – both surrounding us objects and interpersonal interactions – is a main principle, we’ve became an overloaded, self-sufficient deserted island.

We question everything. We create new scenarios, choose undiscovered paths and we lose ourselves in them. We have taught ourselves not to talk, conform, learn, live in a group and collaborate. Overload of data and information caused us to stop challenging their credibility. Our memory and nervous system are not used to those fast and constant.  We have lost the ability to predict and project the future, we are tangled in the present, that becomes a myth. 

Messages that we exchange are becoming meaningless, are simply an empty slogans that refer to non-existent values. Unconsciously, we scroll endless ‘latest’ information and our life becomes a tv series. We live in unrealistic, filtered world, where we often produce meaningless content ourselves; where under the post ‘I’m ill’ there are likes, no genuine reaction from ‘friends’.

We are tired, numb and irritated by the multitude of stimuli; as if our internal system just crashed. We can’t predict or plan, we’re lost in surrounding signals and loose a sense of touch. Is overload an actual mistake, or maybe a natural element of the process?

Data overload. Scenarios overload. Is it an unforgivable mistake?

Speaker:

  • Curator and manager of events in a creative industries sector. Author of numerous texts, journalist, juror and conference moderator. He currently works for the International Design Center (IDZ) in Berlin and lectures at the VIAMODA University in Warsaw. The originator, curator and manager of Łódź Design Festival, associated with the event until 2010. The creator of the O! To Design project. She was the head of the FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland until 2014 and as a project manager at the International Festival of Photography – Fotofestival and Łódź Biennale.

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