Guardians of truth

Pencil drawings

About handling information.

It seems to me that the concept of truth is difficult to define, and the question of whether there can be a universal truth at all should remain open here. The three “Guardians of truth” are dedicated to a mental experiment: If truth is regarded as an accumulation of maximum information density, it depends on whether all information is actually available and who has access to it. In addition, the question arises as to whether a neutral handling of information is even possible. This cannot be assumed in every case, as there are various reasons why information becomes fragile, is lost or manipulated. In the face of human vanity and subjective endeavours, truth can be a very fragile affair.

What would it mean if a neutral authority could preserve information and protect it from manipulation or even loss? An omniscient authority that would do full justice to the title “Guardian of truth”. What consequences would this have for our lives and for historiography in general? Could the immense data storage made possible by the development of information technology be considered such a neutral authority, or is this science also influenced by human vanity? In this context, the three anonymous figures found their way onto the paper. The three faceless guardians wrapped in a veil represent an emotional and intellectual process of research, the expansion of knowledge and the preservation of information. They resemble humans and yet are not really human.

Pencil on paper.