Download buy viagra tabs

Survey
yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Transcript
Press release, free for publication on 1.2.2013
Teemu Kivikangas
THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS
8 Feb – 3 Mar 2013
MUU gallery
Opening ceremony on Thursday, 7 February 2013, 5–7 pm. Welcome!
A complex and layered short story by the Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths was
published in 1941. Over time, the visionary text has come to be valued very highly. In just ten pages, Borges’ piece
anticipates with uncanny precision some of the fundamental issues of digital media, such as hypertext and
interactive narrativity.
The exhibition is a reinterpretation of Borges’ garden on both a concrete and a more abstract level. The core of the
installation is a computer game in which the viewer wanders in a nocturnal garden. Thematically, the works in the
exhibition explore interaction, choices and rules – as well as their transgression. They can also be seen as a study
of the issues of free will.
The works are cast in the format of games. The success of the Finnish game industry has made the theme a
favourite in the media. In the shadow of best-sellers familiar from the pages of magazines, a different game culture
is growing: indie game designers are quite as ambitious with their work as artists in any field. The exhibition seeks
to study the aesthetics of computer games and push the artistic envelope of interactive media.
However, games are also addressed on another level in the exhibition. They are seen as a versatile metaphor, a
glue of social interaction, a system of rules, even a language, their references ranging from game theory to the
language games of Wittgenstein and Horkheimer.
The key concept is Johan Huizinga’s idea of the game’s ‘magic circle’. The theme of entering and transgressing the
magic circle is a recurring one in the show. You could say it begins at the door of the gallery, when the viewer
enters the magic circle of the exhibition.
–––
Teemu Kivikangas is a media artist and game designer from Helsinki who works with experimental film,
photography, computer games and concept art. His work is replete with literary forebears, popular culture,
documentarism and community approach.
Kivikangas has presented his short films and media installations at festivals and group exhibitions around the world
(e.g. ANTI Festival, PixelACHE, ISEA and Ars Electronica). His one-man exhibitions Ruins (Gallery of the Finnish
Academy of Fine Arts, 2009) and The Permanent Tourist (Galleria Välivuosi, 2007) focused on photography and
conceptual works.
Kivikangas graduated with an MA from the Media Lab of the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2007. He has
also studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and the Slade School of Fine Art in London.
www.teemukivikangas.com
MORE INFORMATION: MUU gallery, [email protected], 09-625 972, www.muu.fi
| MUU galleria | Lönnrotinkatu 33, 00180 Helsinki, Finland | +358 9 625 972 | [email protected] | www.muu.fi |
| ti - pe 12 - 17, la - su 12 - 16 | tue - fri 12 - 5pm, sat - sun 12 - 4pm |
Similar