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Mindaugas gapsevicius
Multimedia installation | digital | color | 99'99'' | Lithuania | 2006
The monitors at Minidaugas Gapsevicius' installation constitute a contemporary library, containing an infinite number of visual and textual digital material described by a continuous stream of letters and digits. Under this descriptive form, the installation shows the invisible side of the circulation of information in the network, which thus becomes legible if not comprehensible. This rapid stream of letters and digits on the monitors is not connected to chaos theory, potential factor of major disturbances, or to the world of hackers. The installation "Bookshelf" is similar to tcpdump, a program for recovering data in transit through a network and which obtains traffic details visible from the interface network.
Mindaugas Gapsevicius was born in 1974 in Lithuania. He currently lives and works in Berlin and in Vilnius, Lithuania. He studied visual arts at the Art Academy in Vilnius and at theMuthesius-Hochschule in Kiel, Germany, where he obtained a master in painting and art restoration. He has participated on a number of exhibitions and conferences on the subject of art and digital culture, including the Re-Approaching New Media (RAM) workshop in Tallinn and Vilnius in 2002, at the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow in 2004, at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin in 2006. He is a cofounder of "o-o institutio média" which was created in 1998, and coauthor of net.art projects "asco-o" and "carpet art."