i´m feeling lucky / voy a tener suerte

Space: Nadie Nunca Nada No (C/Calle de Arganzuela 9, local, 28005 Madrid)

Dates: 9–31 Mayo, 2024.
Schedule: : Wed-Fri 17-20h. If you want to schedule a guided tour, write us to hola@mmmad.art

Artists: Lauren Lee McCarthy, Mayte Gómez, Molly Soda, Sara Bezovsek

Curated by: Aida Salán, Cristóbal Baños y Diego Iglesias

In a world flooded with options and paths, the 'i'm feeling lucky' button, found on the world's most used search engine, embodies a dilemma increasingly present in our post-digital society: technological comfort vs. (dis)trust in the algorithm.

While technoutopians embrace technology as a means to achieve an ideal society and solve fundamental problems, neo-luddites criticise its negative aspects and adverse effects, rejecting it altogether. The two positions represent opposite ends of the spectrum of views on the complex relationship between technology and society.

Thus, this little button embodies the dichotomy between agency and surrender. It offers both a sense of adventure and the renunciation of deliberation. It challenges our instinctive desire to shuffle options and weigh alternatives, and instead encourages us to trust the invisible hand that guides us towards an unknown destination.

It stands as a digital doorway, a microcosm of our human yearning for immediacy, serendipity and a leap into the unknown. Its simple invitation carries a great implication: the willingness to relinquish control, to trust the algorithms and mechanisms that govern our digital existence and to accept the possibility of discovering the unexpected with a single click.