IGNAS KRUNGLEVIČIUS

 

SKIN CURRENCIES

 

Fragmented audio is intermittently broadcast in the gallery via makeshift structures assembled from scavenged steel most often used in the construction. While its intentions are unclear, the voice, both biological and algorithmic, reports on a world that has turned into an irradiated wasteland populated by a precariat who struggle for basic resources. In this bleak world humans compete for trashed nutrients, infotech, artificial body-parts, and expired “cognitals,” a rare performance and intelligence enhancer used to increase a person's chance of survival. As their status as the dominant geologic actors ceases, people must adapt by augmenting their skin, identity, and movements to become something other than recognizably "human.” 

 

300x30x130cm. Steel, tactile transducers, media player. 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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