I Know That I Am Good Because Everybody Keeps Telling Me So

Part of the installation sees videos that show text messages and a multiple choice questionnaire, or “psychological clickbait test”. One screen that appears like a PowerPoint presentation flashes with the words I am an extraordinary person, and gives options: Never, often, always, rarely. This piece pokes fun at the ability language has to categorise emotions and personality traits. The reality is that an answer to such a question cannot take the form of a singular word and the process feels absurd. The exhibition obliquely expresses a desire to expose the limits of colloquial and formal language. It asks: can language ever be sincere or empathetic in computer-generated form, and how does this interact with the psychological aspects of being human? Rather than provide a direct answer, the work leaves such questions implicit. Ruby Reding
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picture Miles Fischler
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picture Miles Fischler
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picture Max Meyer