In the past years I have developed many art projects involving the use of robotics and/or AI. Many of them have been further developped while I had the homor of particpating in an AI workshop for artists organized by the University of Luxembourg in from October to December 2020.
Feel free to click either on the titles in the list below leading you directly to the detailed descriptions of the projects or scroll down to get some first impressions.
A Midsummer Nights Drone Dream – MNDD
Drones have been used in many different ways in the arts. They provide “drone fireworks” across the skies and are also seen on stage interacting with dancers and /or actors, where the movements will be preset and choreographed. “A Midsummer Nights Drone Dream” explores the control of two drone swarms hovering around 2 human bodies and thereby expanding the volume of the dancers in space.
The drones symbolize the fairy servants to Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the spiritual world evoked in Shakespeares “Midsummernights Dream”.
Cassandras Digital Corridor
”Cassandras Digital Corridor” is a “walk in”-sculpture pointing towards possible dystopian or elysian aspects of our radically digitized society. Expanding the idea of the visionary powers of Cassandra, the famous Trojan priestess of Apollo in Greek mythology the visitors interact with different aspects of visualization.
These include the question of individual self perception, the representation of knowledge in our digital age, our choice of ictures and finally the creation of a possible future space.
Because Cassandra was cursed to utter true prophecies, but never to be believed, the visitors can choose if they want to share their explorations and created images with other visitors in the exhibition and the world or merely enjoy them in their own privacy.
Data Paradise Eurostat
Unfortunately many people are scared by data and statistics. One of the main reasons is, that they have had negative experiences in their school or as grown-ups.
Eurostat provides an amazing wealth of European and non-European data, which we want to include in an exploratory art project, where people will playfully dive into the many options of how statistics can be made visible.
Following the footsteps of fascinating data-presenters – e.g. the late Hans Rosling – the Digital Paradise Eurostat will be a wonderful and inspiring exploration of digital data.
DEUS ex MACHINA
The possibilities of Artificial Intelligence systems has already induced many dystopian and elysian visions. In most parts of human history, the idea of an omnipotent, all-knowing entity was reserved to gods. This has produced a multitude of different belief systems and religions. DEUS ex MACHINA takes a both philosophical and entertaining approach towrads the topic, by creating different chatbots who will enter into dialogues upon different topics.
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