Year: 2012 Categories: Text / Book / Print, book project, Computer / Internet, computer graphics
Project type: Seminarprojekt
""Sadistic Statistics"" doesn't have a simple or single meaning or purpose. It is simple and coherent in its form as a small booklet. It starts with an introduction and follows with a series of diagrams on each page, which come from my brain waves, my voice and stress level. In the introduction section of the book, I talk about mathematics, nature, substitutive instrumentality, fictive observations, mapping sadism, transition and translation, voices of catastrophes, ratios of movement, obsessions and measurement. 'Statistical diagrams are heart breakers', because they are proofs, objects of evidence and truth. A diagram is a rigorous fact that must necessitate the truthfulness of its argument. Is there a fetishistic relationship between science, a diagram and the truth? In the book, I have put different energies next to each other, as ghosts of what they might represent. In the introduction I try not to detach the factuality and scientificity of the diagrams and I do not inform that they are computer generated.
thanks to Olivier Arcioli
Prof. Julia Scher
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.