Data and Dragons

Data and Dragons, Level 1-3
Sculpture
Austria, 2013

Data and Dragons: Kilohydra, 2014, custom designed PCB boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum installation: 75 x 23.75 x 20 in / 190.5 x 60.3 x 50.8 cm, Photo by John Berens for bitforms gallery, New York City, United States

Data and Dragons: Kilohydra, 2014, custom designed PCB boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum installation: 75 x 23.75 x 20 in / 190.5 x 60.3 x 50.8 cm, Photo by John Berens for bitforms gallery, New York City, United States

[Detail] Data and Dragons: Kilohydra, 2014, custom designed PCB boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum installation: 75 x 23.75 x 20 in / 190.5 x 60.3 x 50.8 cm, Photo by John Berens for bitforms gallery, New York City, United States

[Detail] Data and Dragons: Kilohydra, 2014, custom designed PCB boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum installation: 75 x 23.75 x 20 in / 190.5 x 60.3 x 50.8 cm, Photo by John Berens for bitforms gallery, New York City, United States

Kilohydra: A Love Letter to Chelsea [Manning] and xxxx.xxx [below] is a series of custom printed circuit boards that intercept and log data from it’s surrounding. Connected by Ethernet cables, Kilohydra anthropomorphizes a server room, a eulogy to a time where the online experience was anonymous and unknown. Information is processed but the sculpture never shares its findings.

xxxx.xxx, 2014, custom designed printed circuit boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum, 80 cm x 450 cm, Photo courtesy bitforms gallery, New York

xxxx.xxx, 2014, custom designed printed circuit boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum, 80 cm x 450 cm, Photo courtesy bitforms gallery, New York

Cloud Farming [below] questions the sacred nature of technology by re-contextualizing system hierarchy as a portrait of data. It manifests the cloud, social networks, data, leaks and what forms social capital into a single object. Ultimately its a creative experiment about contemporary power structures as a type of group consciousness, becoming a 3-dimensional map of post-Wikileaks information culture.

Data and Dragons: Cloud Farming, 2014 custom designed printed circuit boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum installation: 31 x 87 x 35 in / 78.7 x 221 x 88.9 cm, Photo by John Berens for bitforms gallery, New York City, United States

Data and Dragons: Cloud Farming, 2014 custom designed printed circuit boards, ethernet patch cables, 80/20 aluminum installation: 31 x 87 x 35 in / 78.7 x 221 x 88.9 cm, Photo by John Berens for bitforms gallery, New York City, United States