Starts:
Nov
02
2015
Performance:

A quiet desert failure | A monumental 50 years long algorithmic performance about internet and nothing

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POSTED BY: Guido Segni | Mon Nov 2nd, 2015 4:09 a.m.

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TRAVERSING THE DESERT
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A quiet desert failure is an ongoing algorithmic performance by Guido Segni started in 2013 and publicly released in 2015 in the context of The Wrong (again) - New Digital Art Biennale.

In its own way, it’s a monumental piece about internet, digital contents, emptiness, time, storage, memory, oblivion and - ultimately - failure.

Segni programmed an Internet bot to traverse the datascape of Google Maps in order to fill a Tumblr blog and its datacenters with a remapped representation of the whole Sahara Desert, one post a time, every 30 minutes.

The whole performance will approximately take 50 years to be completed, and it consists in the indexing process of about one million pieces of sandy desert.
It is still not clear if the audience, the Google’s servers, the tumblr archive or the Internet itself will last enough to see the end.

So, be patient,
don’t hurry.
The desert is coming.

http://desert.fail/ure
http://quietdesertfailure.tumblr.com

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THE WRONG
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A quiet desert failure is also part of “(In)exactitude in science” an online/offline pavillion curated by Kamilia Kard and Filippo Lorenzin for The Wrong (again) - New Digital Art Biennale

(In)exactitude in science
curated by Kamilia Kard and Filippo Lorenzin

Enrico Boccioletti, Emilie Brout e Maxime Marion, Marco Cadioli, Alka Cappellazzo, Mighty KongBot (Domenico Barra e Luigi Console), Marco Mendeni, Jacques Perconte, Antoine Schmitt, Guido Segni, Natalia Trejbalova, Fabien Zocco.

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INFO & CREDITS
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Fail/URL
http://desert.fail/ure
http://desert.fail/url

The tumblr archival performance
http://quietdesertfailure.tumblr.com

Music
Fabio Angeli, Lorenzo Del Grande

The Wrong Pavillion
http://inexactitudeinscience.com

Special thanks to
Florian Kuhlmann & Digital3mpire

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Link:
http://desert.fail/ure