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data.logs / Exhibition

August 21, 2017

Artists: Rihards Vītols, Kristaps Biters and Pēters Riekstiņš

From English language, word “datalogging” represents the process of collecting and storing information in a longer period of time with the aim to analyze specific events, trends or systems. The exhibition artists themselves are working as “datalogs” – representatives of a non-existing profession, creating, researching and showing data archives. The exhibition will showcase four artworks: Kristaps Biters will present his personal information that he have collected about himself in the digital space for several years. Pēters Riekstins has created parasitic system for his computer, that registers every mouse click, thus collecting large archive. The result is an image resembling Universe, in which each click is a heavenly body in the size of a pixel. Rihards Vītols will present the records he have made in the Amazon rainforest during his research about the future of forests. The sounds heard in the exhibition to the author’s mind are the ones a tree produces while “drinking” water. Trihars artist group has been considered one of the fastest growing underground media projects in Latvia.

http://trihars.mplab.lv

Exhibition will be open until October 22, 2017.
Venue: RIXC Gallery-2
Address: 11. novembra krastmala 35 (entrance from Minsterejas iela), Riga, LV-1050
Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday, 12.00 – 18.00; Sundays – closed
Entrance free

More information: http://rixc.org, rixc@rixc.org, +371 67228478, +371 29746163

Organized by E-LAB Center for Electronic Art and Media in collaboration with RIXC Center for New Media Culture

Support: State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, EU Program “Creative Europe”, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, EU Cooperation Project “Risk Change”, Nordplus,Liepaja University, Art Research Lab (MPLab) of Liepaja University