>> Jaya Klara Brekke: I saw the Blockchain at the End of The World, turned around, and walked back


Jaya Klara Brekke: I saw the Blockchain at the End of The World, turned around, and walked back

PostScriptUM #31
Series edited by Janez Janša
Language: English

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A mysterious and controversial technology is among us: the blockchain. Constructed by unicorns piecing together the necessary building blocks of code, cryptography and incentives, it can lead humankind to Utopia, or to the Final Solution – the End. If it’s true that “It Is Easier To Imagine The End Of The World Than The End Of Capitalism,” as a popular bumper sticker warns, the artist Jaya Klara Brekke, currently pursuing a PhD on the political geographies of blockchain infrastructures, invites us to come back from elsewhere in the future to stay here and now, and not to fear indeterminacy.
Written on the occasion of the New World Order group exhibition curated by Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett / Furtherfield, this homage to the here and now reminds us that we are the ones who are building the future, maybe one automated and run by AI, but we will never be able to predict it.



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Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Represented by: Marcela Okretič

Proofreading: Philip Jan Nagel
Design: Luka Umek
Layout: Sonja Grdina

All images courtesy of the artist.

(c) Aksioma | Text and image copyrights by authors | Ljubljana 2018

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition:
New World Order
www.aksioma.org/new.world.order

Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia
11 January–9 February 2018

Curated by: Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett / Furtherfield

Supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.


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