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MEDIOCRE
HAMIDRASHA ART SCHOOL AT BEIT BERL COLLEGE
LILIANA FARBER

13-Mediocre


With data visualization, a logical follow-on of Big Data, a vast amount of information beyond the scope of human perception is clearly and effectively communicated through visual representation. Everything is compared now — things become transparent, even predictable. Within this mapping culture, questions of politics arise: Who is represented and how? Who is omitted? Which perspective is used? Mediocre appears to be a work of visualization. However, it aims in the opposite direction. The obstruction of Cognition is revealed by the work, which embodies the subjective perception of ambiguity and otherness experienced in this flooded data society. The titles chosen for the images — all relating to the history of Israel — were researched using the Google image search engine, and comment on how the information giants influence the way we construct our identities.

LILIANA FARBER (B. 1983), lives and works in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the Advance Art Studies at the Midrasha School of Arts, Beit Berl and with a B.A in Design from the O.R.T Uruguay University. Her work has been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions both in Israel and abroad. [PORTFOLIO]