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Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė: Shapeshifter, Heartbreaker. On the Ecology of Algorithms

Date: Wednesday 3 December 2014.
Time: 7 pm.
Place: The project room, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Address: Maria Skolgata 83, 2nd floor, Stockholm
Artists in residence at the Iaspis studio in Malmö, Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda, will be giving a presentation of their artistic practice.

Under the title Shapeshifter, Heartbreaker. On the Ecology of Algorithms, the Lithuanian artist duo Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė (aka Pakui Hardware) will give a performance lecture that spans around the relationship between materiality, technology, and economy. How is technology shaping current economy and the physical reality itself, including the human body? In relation to the velocity of technological development, the matter becomes both an obstacle and a vehicle. These questions are analyzed through such examples as High Frequency Trading, technological prosthesis and digital materiality.
Pakui Hardware* is a brand name of a collaboration between Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė set up in 2014. Pakui Hardware appeared to fill in an empty space of a removed brand logo. The title Pakui Hardware refers to Pakui, special attendant of Haumea [Goddess of fertility whose children were born of various parts of her fragmented body] at Kailua, who could circle Oahu six times in a day. Thus Pakui Hardware is high-speed and brand politics as mythic semio-commodity as well as the desire to transcend the material limitations. Semio-Capital meets materiality.
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