2014 Toward a Science of Consciousness
The Tucson Conference
Contemporary Human Sign- and (Digital) Toolmaking
Patrick Palucki is a multidisciplinary artist and communication-designer. He works mostly with video,
installation, film and photography. His main interest is consciousness and the evolution of consciousness.
His work spreads into several directions: human sign and (digital) toolmaking, Zeitgeist of the counterculture
Culture in Berlin during the zero years, consciousness as/in performance and application of video in space and
Palucki´s work has been seen internationally in single and group exhibitions and nationally in museal group
exhibitions. It has been awarded with the Mandala Award of the European Institute for the Media, the
Focus Award of the School of Applied Sciences Dortmund and the Special Prize of the Marler Video
Art Award. He lives and works in Berlin.
Patrick Palucki - Abstract TSC2014
Line of work of the artist and communication designer Patrick Palucki that deals with consciousness and signification processes. Palucki observes contemporary human sign- and (digital) toolmaking. He has gathered various artefacts from that field and has created works about such.
A central idea is that any communication-technology, such as language, must reflect the conceptual systems of its maker(s). Therefor the semiotics of our artefacts will contain information about the status and the transformation of 21st century human views of the world and of the human position within it.
As we are (successfully) striving to ever extend and transcend our physical reach and as we are continuously transferring communication and activities into the virtual realm and processing agency through it, we may look at what kind of signifiers are in use.
While our digital tools often suggest a functional horizon of endless possibility their semantic suchness, i.e. design, displays anthropo-morph and -centric perspectivity as well.
On the other hand we find an amount of symbols and signs that refer to holistic, philosophic or spiritual concepts or to extended inter-relatedness (being used to f.i. promote technology and commerce, propagate lifestyles or illustrate creativity and possibility).
The semantic effect of signs and tools represents the potential to recursively shape our concept of reality. So, it is of interest how ideas are created and perpetrated through the semiotic suchness of the things we create - aside to a readiness or inevitability of progress or evolution. Therefor the question of reality and belief systems is central to this cyber-anthropological work.
The work specifically aims to raise questions about primordial content, changes and novel items within consciousness. Some instances offer the occurrence of emergence or quantum properties able to be witnessed in the realm of signification.