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Dark Pools are an emerging format of secret, algorithmic stock trading with an increasing impact on global economics. Based on the method of 'semantic fields', generated by interviews with experts, Synsmaskinen have created an artwork that ’bounces’ off the opaque surface of the Dark Pools and shapes a bended universe, part fiction, part wild research.
In a year-long artistic investigation of the phenomena of Dark Pools and their principal inaccessibility, Benedicte Clementsen, Frans Jacobi and Discoteca Flaming Star, have produced a pool of texts, that attempts to penetrate the phenomena of the Dark Pools, not by revealing their hidden powers – by the end of the day they are like any stockmarket, just better – but by carving out their liquid desires and by investigating how these structures cast enigmatic shadows unto their surroundings. These are the pools of twisted fantasies that are explored in 2061 INMORAL LIDOS. 
published as a cheap xerox leaflet on the occasion of Friends with Books, Berlin 2017

Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin

22–24 September 2017

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin