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In some fields, such as genetics of meteorology, huge computer networks are delving deeper and deeper into natural systems. Both are capable of learning and adapting themselves. It therefore won’t be long until these networks find a shared interface and start to communicate. This would fundamentally change our society. We can only hope that this new consciousness will accept us as a partner and clean up the mess that we have made of our planet. It will present us with the luxury problem that we’ll have to think of a new excuse for our existence, adjust the basis of our attitudes, values and behaviour, and discover how we must grow as humans.
Courtesy of VAAL Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
The ATLAS OF HEAVENS series is an exercise in pseudo-cartography. Anyone looking at nature will regularly recognize structures that call up associations with maps and alien worlds. Peeter Laurits found them in the toadstools with which he was surrounded when he moved to a small hut in the woods of southern Estonia. He photographed them so that they create the illusion of colourful and bizarre planets. In doing so he has not only produced portraits of magic mushrooms, but also accounts of mental trips that are sometimes hallucinatory and sometimes meditative in nature.
The Estonian Peeter Laurits (Soviet Union, 1962) studied History, Philosophy, Literature and Arts at the universities of Tartu, Tallinn and Leningrad and the New York International Center of Photography. His work has been exhibited internationally since 1990, and is held in various public and private collections. In 2012, his series Atlas of Heavens was exhibited at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival Terra Cognita.
Price EUR 15,00