Networks of Trust

Networks of Trust

2019
Installation View Networks of Trust by Kyriaki Goni. Photo Luca Girardini, CC NC-SA 4.0
Installation View Networks of Trust by Kyriaki Goni. Photo Luca Girardini, CC NC-SA 4.0

Islands may seem closed off from the world, but they are also spaces of movement and relationality. For Kyriaki Goni, the island and insular existence combines isolation and connectivity in ways through which we can rethink the past, present, and future of networks. Referencing networks in the Aegean Sea from antiquity until today, Goni has devised a localized digital network of three nodes, one of which is presented within the exhibition installation. Visitors can use this node to share stories related to the possible future of networks, climate, and population movements. Using fiction as a method for community building, these Networks of Trust are accessible by proximity and indexed as cryptographic hashes on the website archipelago2092.xyz.

The project was initiated with a commission by The New Networked Normal (NNN) partners. The New Networked Normal explores art, technology, and citizenship in the age of the Internet. A partnership project by Abandon Normal Devices (UK), Centre de Cultura Contempor├ánia de Barcelona (CCCB) (ES), The Influencers (ES), transmediale (DE) and STRP (NL), co-funded with support from the Creative Europe Programme.

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