Eva Rucki b. 1976, Germany Conny Freyer b. 1976, Germany Sebastien Noel b. 1977, France
All live and work in London
2001-2003 Royal College of Arts, MA
Troika is a collaborative contemporary art group formed in 2003 by Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel. With a particular interest in the subjective and objective readings of reality and the various relationships we form with technology, Troika’s practice investigates the ways in which the digital world informs and crosses over into the physical one and how technological advancement influences our relationship with the world and with each other.
This unique work for Cure3, Reality is not Always Probable is the latest in an ongoing series of work constructed from tens of thousands of colourful dice and is generated, line by line, by manually emulating the rules of a simple computer binary program. Its title references a quote by Jorge Luis Borges and man’s disquiet towards a lack of controllable or predictable events, and the belief that complete knowledge is impossible.
The work originates from the artists’ interest in the human experience of digital production and the shift away from the material towards the virtual and the digital – towards a new everyday reality, in which the material and immaterial are increasingly interchangeable, compressed as if all of life could be reduced to 1s and 0s. A work from this series has been acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
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