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The Last Day on Earth

part of 'A Series of Dull & Meaningless Works of Art'

7 - 15 April 2018, Opening party: Fri 6 April 7pm
curated by Chiara Williams Contemporary
Crate Space, Margate, UK

work-in-progress

'The Last Day on Earth' is a thematic solo exhibition presenting four pieces of work that are part of a project titled 'A Series of Dull & Meaningless Works of Art'.

 

The Last Day on Earth by Jay Rechsteiner, art exhibition


The exhibition explores the challenges, dangers & impacts of the continuous digitalization that is radically transforming the way we live & communicate with each other. The continuing efforts to merge the analogue with the digital world & the eventual digital dominance is one of the most precarious & dangerous events in human history. The rise of smart objects able to interact with other smart objects & learn from each other through machine learning (AI) is not science fiction but a scary reality. Companies & governments invest huge sums of money in this development. The Internet of Things (IoT) has already infiltrated daily basic activities, & for some reason we all seem exhilarated & excited by it.

The show researches the correlation between the technological & the global development in life style, politics, health & migration. New concepts of living (digital nomads, remote work etc.) seem to democratize the world whereas the spread of information & fake news have an immense dictatorial impact on the behaviour of people.

The exhibition aims to get the audience immersed in a conceptual & visually compelling presentation of four interlinked artworks. I am interested in the duration the works will be able to engage the audience & keep their interest going. In the age of super-fast information consumption, this is a very challenging experiment.

 

The Last Day on Earth by Jay Rechsteiner

 

 

The Last Day on Earth by Jay Rechsteiner
The Earthlilng, animation

Jay Rechsteiner at work in Margate
at work in studio, Margate

 

The last Day on Earth by Jay Rechsteiner
The Earthling, animation

 

 

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