Expanded Life Definition: Michał Brzeziński :: October 5 - November 5, 2012 :: Czytelnia Sztuki, Willa Caro, ul. Dolnych Wałów 8a, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland.
The exhibition touches the problem of transspecies communication and the changing definition of life in the context of information systems, and the changing definition of a human kind transformed by the recent technology from biotechnology, and the increasing prevalence of transgenic organisms and various human body integration with computerized machines — from various simple devices (smartphone) subject to the convergence of extended brain functions such as memory, numeracy, to the knowledge of foreign languages, or medical grounds, up to the senses such as sight, hearing (monitoring, interception) to advanced nanotechnology equipment to support the immune system, and performing various operations for the army (Smartdust). Works of art exploring the territory posthumanistic ideas in a critical way and without a utopian vision of the future, often refer to the category of FAKE as a subversive artistic methods. By free use of tactics FAKE questions are asked about the status of the cognitive sciences based on media-mediated experience – and therefore a blurring of the boundaries between knowledge and creativity.