Designer | Artist Philippe Schuette
Year 2017

Ever since he was terrified at the age of nine himself to become infected by the virus of his computer (386), Philip Schütte remained fascinated by the psychic, physical and social impact of the digital on ourselves. At the time Schütte’s fear was obviously the result of his ignorance of what a computer was, let alone what its limits were, but now this fear is indeed a reality. The ever increasing extent to which algorithms shape our world and its daily perception, how we influence our thinking and our self-image, and how techno-political literacy makes its mark on social relations, are issues that Schütte’s vision of the world and art has come to determine. . His goal as an artist is to contribute to mutual reconciliation between man and algorithmic materialism.