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Corruption: byte by byte

Andrey Chugunov
Corruption: byte by byte by Andrey Chugunov
Corruption: byte by byte by Andrey Chugunov
DESCRIPTION

The work is based on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) dataset of bank leaks exposing shady patterns of offshore capital ownership.

The data connected to Russian offshore stakeholders are read byte by byte, where the size of each byte affects the light flashes’ brightness and sound. Each reading cycle corrupts the information until files are completely erased. The information acts as a changing generative score.

This mechanics reflects the repressive mechanism of censorship aimed at independent investigative journalism. Also, information about corruption decomposes itself in time as if it were corrupted from the inside.

Andrey Chugunov
Andrey Chugunov

Andrey Chugunov works at the turn of digital and analogue media. He combines sound art, light installation, generative graphics, technological sculpture, media performances and readymade in his practice. He researches topics of mortality, temporality, autonomy, and memory decay in his artworks from the perspective of meditative media.

Andrey got the New Faces Award in the Art division at the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival in 2018. He was a nominee for the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award, in the categories Media Art and Science Art in 2022 and 2020 respectively. Andrey got an honorable mention in Media Art and was shortlisted for Digital Art nomination at the FutureTense Award in 2022.

Corruption: byte by byte

Andrey Chugunov
Corruption: byte by byte by Andrey Chugunov
DESCRIPTION

The work is based on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) dataset of bank leaks exposing shady patterns of offshore capital ownership.

The data connected to Russian offshore stakeholders are read byte by byte, where the size of each byte affects the light flashes’ brightness and sound. Each reading cycle corrupts the information until files are completely erased. The information acts as a changing generative score.

This mechanics reflects the repressive mechanism of censorship aimed at independent investigative journalism. Also, information about corruption decomposes itself in time as if it were corrupted from the inside.

Andrey Chugunov

Andrey Chugunov works at the turn of digital and analogue media. He combines sound art, light installation, generative graphics, technological sculpture, media performances and readymade in his practice. He researches topics of mortality, temporality, autonomy, and memory decay in his artworks from the perspective of meditative media.

Andrey got the New Faces Award in the Art division at the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival in 2018. He was a nominee for the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award, in the categories Media Art and Science Art in 2022 and 2020 respectively. Andrey got an honorable mention in Media Art and was shortlisted for Digital Art nomination at the FutureTense Award in 2022.