If it should turn out to be true


This project was commissioned by La Panacée, Montpellier, France, for the exhibition A Letter Always Arrives at its Destinations, curated by Sebastién Pluot. Two short video oops play on adjacent large video screens or room projections. 

In this video-loop project, two excerpted quotes about technology - from earlier decades - of the philosophers Hannah Arendt and Jacques Derrida are deformed through algorithmic code, today's organizing model. 

The first portrait to show eyeglasses was painted in 1352, in the middle of the same century that saw the first known use of the word "prescience." Philosophers must have weary eyes, because they often "pre-see" the future for us. Not because of divine omniscience, but because at best they seek to understand the predominant systems that give form to impressions. Words that come back to haunt us, words that arrive at their destination.

Two video loops on adjacent screens: 00:04:17; 00:02:48

Coding: Gal Sasson; Design: Maxim K-Frampton

Link to exhibition: http://lapanacee.org/en/event/letter-always-reaches

Video excerpt; studio view:

If it should turn out to be true...2014 [excerpt/studio view] from Silvia Kolbowski on Vimeo.

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