YEAR: 2006 - TODAY
EXHIBITION VIEW: MUSA (Museum auf Abruf) Vienna, AUSTRIA
The acronym malpractice originally stood for euphemistic paraphrase of errors within the medical discipline. It was used at times where physicians (medical doctors) were still considered as impeccable. The recent years created many lawsuits and the human beings are put on machine technique.
Input – Output – Failure.
Just as humans were constantly comparing their bodies with machines during the Industrial Revolution, so are people misidentifying their bodies with computers in the new Information Revolution.
The constructivist thinker and Viennese Heinz von Foerster explained that human beings do not behave like machines. Together with Warren McCulloch, Norbert Wiener, John von Neumann, and others, Heinz von Foerster was the designer of cybernetics. Von Foerster’s famous distinction between trivial (input-output) and non-trivial machines (input – not predictable output) is a starting point to recognize the complexity of contemporary belief in measurement.
Botox for example eludes to the design of the perfect human body, especially woman are set under pressure.
The Trilogy Malpractice Culture engages with the possible errors that happen to human beings and how we can take different perspectives and how we may cope with it.