One day, algorithmes will know you better than you know yourself

Roots inside an old mirror cabinet and a pentagram from wire, a pile of self help books, torn out page 23 on drawn 23 pairs of chromosomes, drawings of: the pentagram, hand, foot, the 5 wounds of christ, the planetary angle at 23, the 23 invertebral discs, a seastar, a sea urchin, plants showing pentamerism like an apple.
Humans do everything to understand themselves and the world around us. In this installation I refer to our search for truth and our tendency to superstitious believes. In this piece I focus on the 23 enigma, a superstitious belief in the significance of the number 23. Hence also 5, since 2 plus 3 is 5.

How will we search for truth in the future? As Yuval Noah Harari explains in his book Sapiens: “If you have enough data, and enough computer power, then you can create an algorithm that understands humans better than they understand themselves.”

No more need to search for truth, or the quest to understand yourself. More and more people do not belief the news. Fake news. Truth does not exist anymore.