ŁUKASZ HORBÓW

’EUROPE’

“My work negates the world constantly bombarded by a series of news programmes and the so-called Fake news spread in virtual space. Blurring the boundaries between lies and truth introduces anxiety and chaos in society, introducing the individual into a sense of manipulation and confusion. Based on the text by Anatol Stern Europa from 1929, which has already been used in art, I try to reflect the state of the individual confronted with the reality of news. Through the use of a speech generator I transfer futuristic text to virtual space. The background for the manifesto are overlapping tracks of audio recordings from news services from different countries of the world. The number of messages merges to form an unpleasant and growing noise, which in the culmination turns into an unbearable noise.A computer monologue of the resounding text of „Europe”, leading to inertia, no hierarchy, no choice, is pierced through the fragments of statements made in this way. This text, although it has already been a source of inspiration for several projects (photomontages by Mieczysław Szczuka, Franciszka and Stefan Themerson's film and the work of the Move Academy [polish: Akademia Ruchu]), is still valid, which I stress through the use of new forms of communication.

Łukasz was born in 1995 in Przemyśl. He is a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the Faculty of Media Art, completed an internship at the Foksal Gallery Foundation and worked at the Avant-Garde Institute - Edward Krasiński's Studio. His works have been shown in Warsaw (Poland), Los Angeles (USA), Stokcholm (Sweden), Lublin (Poland), New York (USA), Stuttgart (Germany), Gimpo (South Korea), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Bristol (England), and in magazines all over the world.

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