Europa (2018)

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

by Łukasz Horbów

My name is Łukasz Horbów, I am a 23 year-old performer and multidisciplinary artist from Poland.


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.


To see more of Łukasz's work, visit:

https://www.instagram.com/curved_walls

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