Artists / RYBN (FR)
The collective RYBN presents ADM8, a major project that looks at stock market speculation. Designed using algorithms and available in open source, ADM8 injects itself into the stock market by carrying out online, automated, speculative transactions. Launched in 2011, the program will keep running until it goes bankrupt. ADM8 is the eighth Antidatamining project, a series of investigations that explore the phenomenon of data mining. While the prospective exploration of data sheds new light on knowledge and human behaviour, the mirror it holds up may be a new form of blindness. By forcing us to face the disembodied reality of share trading, ADM8 raises some of its more disturbing aspects.
Marthe Carrier, Galerie B-312