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TL;DR is Internet-jargon for ‘too long didn’t read’.
It’s a dismissive response to a text that was too long or not interesting enough to read. The acronymic response itself wastes no time. Cultural significance can be derived from the new term (coined in 2003) as an example of the demand for a certain style of communication, a need for instant satisfaction and the current state of attention spans. Media theorists attribute this change in literacy, as a response to information overload. When an environment overwhelms the senses, we revert to aural, spatial and visual styles of information processing as well as pattern recognition. The artwork selected for this international group exhibition of contemporary art explores the themes of information overload and the manipulation of media ecologies.
Curator: Stacey Koosel
Exhibition Opening Events:
18.00 on the 31.07.2015
18.00 Speech by HE Spanish Ambassador Fernando García Casas
19.30 Sound Performance by Andres Lõo
20.00 Mural completion by Jesús Maria Rodríguez Santos
This exhibition was made possible through support by:
German silent film director Otto Ripert raised questions about the ethical consequences of creating artificial human life in a series of films called Homunculus (1916 – 1917). The plot of the Homunculus followed the life of a man who could not feel love. When the Homunculus discovers he was artificially created and did not have a soul, he decides to set the world on fire – but changes his plans when he realizes becoming a political despot would be better revenge on humanity.
August 13th – September 1st
Wednesday August 13th
Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk 18.00
Featuring Works By:
STEN SAARITS (EE)
CARLA CASTIAJO (EE/PT)
CAMILLE LAURELLI (FR)
LAURA KUUSK (EE/FR)
MIKE SELL (USA)
Stacey Koosel (CA/ EE)