The art installation Torrential Forms by Alex Berman and Filip Strebeyko exposes the invisible flows of file-shared content that pass through the cables and air around us, and the patterns therein. These torrential forms emerge organically from the algorithms that dictate P2P networks and that transform shared content in a manner which consitutes a kind of recomposition or collage. By focusing specifically on file-shared audiobooks, the installation summons the fragmented voices and texts that flow around us, offering glimpses of a hidden literary lifeform.
The installation highlights different aspects of P2P transmissions such as geographical distribution, fragmentation, and data geneaology. On one wall, each point represents a peer, lighting up when active. The other wall displays the ongoing transmission and its gradual assembly.
Presented by Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB) in collaboration with Transmediale Festival and CTM.13.
More information at http://torrentialforms.net