Artist: Daniel Koniusz
Exhibition title: Doublespeak
Curated by: Wschód
Venue: Wschód, Gdańsk, Poland
Date: June 17 – July 17, 2016
Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Wschód
Doublespeak produces many realities. Double-speaking means to use facts in such a way as to make information produce a probable image in the end. Especially today when future is available and unfolds due to state of the art technologies. For this reason, information becomes a composition of voices, a mutation of statements, a sequence of news and depictions of circumstances. You can say that information as such is less crucial than a kind of interaction between its medium and a situation in which it is received. The DOUBLESPEAK exhibition presents a configuration of objects, videos and interventions that emphasise the diffusive character of knowledge and language based on it. Moreover, the language, because of excess of information, leads to deformations of meanings and has all the fuller creativeness potential.
Daniel Koniusz (born 1985) – audiovisual artist that lives and works in Poznań. He is currently working at the Univeristy of Arts in Poznań where he is the head of the Audiosfera department. He had several exhibitons in polish cultural institutions – BWA Jelenia Góra, Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Museum of the Contemporary Art in Wrocław, CSW Kronika.