Antti Saario - Soft lies soft icons

Soft lies soft icons is my second piece that is very much influenced by cybernetic theories and images of the "soft-machine" concept, or more importantly, their abstractions. Under the light of cybernetics, the metaphor of a machine in the age of cybernetics, is replacing the very act ofmaking metaphors, thus creating a situation where it is impossible for a human to realize their free will in their actions. There is a lie, it is evolving in time in order to confine to the rules of truth, which it is trying to imitate. Where do the lies become icons. The icons are simultaneously static and in constant chaos. The lie has no end. There is a machine in my lie.

This piece was realized at the BEAST studios at the University of Birmingham during October 1997 to April 1998.

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