POETICS OF ENCRYPTION: ART AND THE TECHNOCENE by Nadim Samman
140 x 210mm, 160 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, 2023
Proprietary algorithms, secret data troves, and inscrutable systems rule the day. How is this registered in art? In Poetics of Encryption Nadim Samman explores works that highlight the hidden dimensions of our technological landscape. Running counter to erroneous claims regarding a new culture of transparency and openness, such artworks address black sites, black boxes, and black holes—all the while, toggling between enlightened concern and occult dreaming.