Sábado 18 julio a las 20:00 h.
Presentación Software Studies de Ianis Lallemand
Curated by Cristina Ghetti
With the support of EnsadLab and SACRe–PSL, Paris, Software Studies presents four viewpoints on a piece of software.
The corresponding body of work engages with specific aspects of the code’s instruction set, targeting more specifically the evolution of its data structures over time.
The software itself — the simulation of a flock of birds — is never represented as what it is supposed to look like. Instead, diagrammatic accounts of the code dynamics and landscape-like forms open space for different narratives about its function and field of use.
Ianis Lallemand’s focus on representing software processes rather that direct graphical output nods to the so-called “blackboxing” of technological systems —the hiding of the system’s internal behavior to its users. At the same time, his work points to a vision of software as an intrinsically abstract and volatile mechanism: as the exhibited pieces progress from light projections towards more material and evocative forms, they start to appear as sedimented, groundless manifestations of an unreachable yet ubiquitous mechanism