'Reality is not always probable' is constructed from tens of thousands of dices and is generated, line by line, by manually emulating the rules of a simple computer binary program. Its title references a quote by Jorge Luis Borges and men's disquiet towards a lack of controllable or predictable events and the belief that complete knowledge is impossible.; The work originates from the artists interest in the human experience of digital production and the shift away from the material towards the virtual and the digital - towards a new everyday reality, in which the material and immaterial are increasingly interchangeable, compressed as if all of life could be reduced to 1s and 0s.; They reflect on the ways how the digital world increasingly reaches out into the physical one.; The use of dice refers back to the historical use of dice as a means of determining fate, chance and luck. In restricting the visible numbers on the dice to 1 and 6, Troika have reduced the random potential of numbers to a binary outcome.; Troika's dice works reference the historical use of dice as a means of determining fate, chance and luck. The roll of the dice relies on the laws of probability; their application to any external activity is a necessarily arbitrary connection, formulated by human action. In contrast, the fate of the modern man is increasingly determined by algorithms. A process or set of rules to be followed and implemented in problem-solving operations, the algorithm is autonomous and can come to exist independently from, and even influence, everyday life. In restricting the visible numbers on the dice to 1 and 6, Troika have locked the random potential of numbers, and addition of numbers, into these two specific instances. This usurps the dice as a symbol of chance and unpredictability. By manifesting algorithm patterns with this augmented material, the work addresses the encroachment of algorithms on our everyday activity. Reality is not Always Probable

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OMR was founded in 1983 and through over 400 exhibitions and 20 years of participation in art fairs, has developed
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