Future Archeology with Christiane Peschek
Whereas humans of the past recorded their lives through carvings, letters and diaries, today we are shifting increasingly to digital means of documenting lived moments. Do we ultimately become more conscious of the captured image, than the event as it happens? How are artefacts generated in an era of touchscreens? What is the human spirit captured in data, images and facial recognition?
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Our pilot Circuit centred on the theme Future Archeology, a long-time research focus of Christiane Peschek’s art practice. By probing into our instinct to optimise our “curated” legacies, Future Archeology lends us another way to perceive moments, actions and phenomena of today: how will they be perceived in the future?
Over 2 hours via Zoom, participants from different parts of the world gathered to listen to Peschek recounting her personal journey into Future Archeology and convened at small-group discussions based on prompts prepared by the ArtBizTech team. The session was hosted by our Co-Initiator Jing Yi Teo.
Our Founder Emrah Yayici penned his reflections on the Circuit Test. View it on Medium here.
About the artist
Christiane Peschek works on multi-sensory installations creating dialogues sculpted by virtual exhaustion, intimacy and idealization, between body and screen, on- and offline representations. These interfaces between post-photography, post-internet, text and painting become hybrids between analog processes and digital/virtual transformation. Her works have been internationally exhibited at FOTOGALERIE Vienna, U10 Belgrade, UNSEEN Amsterdam, Salzburger Kunstverein, Benaki Museum Athens, MAK Vienna, Photon Gallery Ljubljana and Sanatorium Istanbul. In 2019 she held the state scholarship for artistic photography from the Austrian Government.