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The New Anxiety
The 300+ year technologies built to capture, understand and connect the world - from maps through geostationary satellites to contemporary algorithms and big data collection - have been exposed as weapons-grade systems that pluralise reality and destabilise the present. How does living in this new anxious world feel, and how deep do these systems take root?
Michael Beil (2017), 12'
performed and recorded at home by Silvia Lucas.
"In a world minted by media even the total absence of an instrument in a classical concert doesn’t lead to any irritation in the audience. In Key Jack a pianist is multiplied while fake-playing together and interacting with their alter egos. Meanwhile the playback of piano-sounds and the faked movements of playing let the spectators lose sight of the fact that there’s no piano." (Michael Beil)
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