FILE SÃO PAULO 2017 – Artist: Thom Kubli

FILE São Paulo 2017: Bubbling Universes

Bubbling universes
The emergence of social networks has led to a multiplicity of events on a scale never seen before. The unchecked proliferation of information has now reached an astonishing level and is stored in an unprecedented amount of storage, accessed by thousands of networked data devices. This exponential increase in accessible information overwhelms us all in an incessant and overwhelming flow of concepts, images, opinions and desires. No one is exempt from this cross-contamination, no discipline succeeds in remaining within set boundaries. The proliferation of worlds and tendencies carries us into an indeterminate plurality. All and everything is expanding, like a star in its Red Giant phase, ready to explode at any time. What was immense and infinite has become small when faced with the multiverse. We live in an age of bubbling universes.

Paula Perissinotto e Ricardo Barreto
FILE Founders and Organizers.

Thom Kubli

Thom Kubli works as artist and composer in Berlin. His sound-related installation pieces and performances have been shown internationally, amongst others at New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Transmediale, Berlin, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, Eyebeam, New York, EMPAC, New York, LABoral, Spain and in numerous art galleries.