You and I, You and Me

You and I, You and Me

Mindaugas Gapševičius, Maria Safronova Wahlström

In collaboration with Helga Mogensen (jewelry), Leon Crayfish (shoe design)

The project You and I, You and Me explores the possibilities of communication through electricity. The project proposes that electricity could help to reveal the imperceptible connections between different actors within the environment. How far could electricity help in understanding the other? Is there a possibility to alter human senses by electric impulses?

The project invites the audience to imagine the future. Humans, computing machines, and various types of hybrids share the space they live in. Senses are altered, some are inextricably linked to computing devices. Electricity is used to control the space and beings living in it. Humans take responsibility to reshape social ties to avoid being controlled by corporations and machines.

Mindaugas Gapševičius explores the impact of non-human actors on human creativity and the impact of humans on the umwelt. Maria Safronova Wahlström is interested in social myths, and works with themes such as collective behaviour and linguistic practices that signal our social belonging.

The project is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture, and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

More information about the project: http://triple-double-u.com/you-and-i-you-and-me/

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