Art Berlin 2018

27. 9. – 30. 9. 2018

Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin


Olia Lialina – LOSSLESS

26. 4. – 14. 7. 2018

Roehrs & Boetsch, Zürich

"Lossless – from lossless compression – is the most poetic word ever used to describe a technical process. So beautiful and ephemeral that I tend to forget what it really means. Every time I see a subfolder named “Lossless” in one of my folders I am paralyzed for a moment; as if I am about to open a treasure box, to see a wonder, a remedy humankind has been searching for since the beginning of time: the elimination of loss, the undoing of the helpless, the sleepless, the inconsolable. Of course I know it is just the name for a standard computing algorithm, that the remedy works for 0s and 1s only, and that inside that folder are files waiting to be uncompressed and displayed without the loss of a single byte. But it is still a wonder."

Olia Lialina