In economy, Big Data refers to a set of information of a large size, complex and varied. Paweł Karpiński’s installation is constructed on the basis of a print-out of the accounting structure of an international corporation. The information included in such sets in encoded, and as the size and complexity of the accounting structure of an organisation increases, it becomes increasingly difficult to crack the code.
Such databases normally exist only in a virtual form, allowing to quickly and accurately find data. The monumental print-out obviously makes the set less functional. However, it offers the uninitiated an opportunity to face the complexity of the represented system on a purely abstract level.
photo: Olga Jasnowska