Advice Well Taken

AMRO Showcase by: Dasha Ilina

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In this project, comprising a publication and a video, Ilina documents what she calls techlore – ‘folk knowledge’ on the complex and opaque functionalities of the modern technologies that surround us. The artist touches on issues affecting our data and privacy, the shortcuts we use to fix our devices and the explanations we find for technological mysteries. For this project, Ilina collected folk tales of digital salvation: everyday stories of anthropomorphisation, hacking and corner-cutting. They show how ordinary people are doing what they can to assert control over technology. Dasha Ilina developed ADVICE WELL TAKEN during her EMAP residency at IMPAKT in May and June 2023, in collaboration with Supisara Burapachaisri.

This work was realised within the framework of a European Media Art Platform residency at IMPAKT, co-funded by the European Union. This presentation was co-funded by Ars Electronica.