Posts Tagged ‘installation’

thinking like a machine, Flux Factory, New York 20.7.2016 – 21.7.2016

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution the human, especially the working human, has increasingly adapted to a coexistence with machines. The human has become a prosthesis for the non-organic body of the industrial factory. During early adaptation this occurred mainly on the material body, the hardware of humanity. Simple repetitive movements on the assembly line became the tasks of the workers to fulfill those duties the machine could not.

The promise was that humans of the future will not have to work, machines will lighten the load. However, the importance of ones identity being tied to her/his occupation became increasingly socially relevant.

With the invention of the computer, machines have moved away from hardware towards software; machines began to acquire a brain. In this new epoch, is it possible that human are still a prostheses of the machine? Now not only attached to the body but also an amendment to its thinking? It can seem that with the wish of creating machines that think like humans, we have also created humans that think like machines.

More and more a human defines itself by the work it does, no-matter how unnecessary or meaningless this activity is. It is often the case today that there is no need for working humans, as artificially intelligent systems can control and realize the whole cycle of industrial production. What do we do now that the human is redundant?
During the workshop participants will work with Austrian artist and Flux resident Niki Passath to create a robot from scratch. These robots will act together to become an amalgamated body, which will perform during the opening reception. The reception and exhibition will feature the robots made during the workshop.
http://www.fluxfactory.org/events/robot-making-workshop/
http://www.lar-magazine.com/#!Thinking-like-a-Machine-de-Niki-Passath/ckv5/578e8f790cf2779eabf0f9cd
http://www.newmediacaucus.org/fermenting-at-flux-live-active-cultures-part-1-niki-passath/

intimacy

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

This cube-like object occupies space. The materiality is translucent but not transparent,
creating an intimate and private retreat area. At night the cube is illuminated by an
imitation of television signals which simulates the visibility of private spaces in the cities
at night through the windows, visible from the street.
It seems to be possible to view through the film, but because of the structure it is only
possible to see some distorted structures from behind.
The object is shaped by air, making it impossible to create an accurate cube. It seems that
the higher pressure inside the cuboid creates a hybrid form between cube and sphere.
At the same time the translucent material and this half-organic form embed the object
inside the space, may it be inside or outside, countryside or in the city and changes its
appearance in every different environment.

  

 

 

realized at campbasel, Basel, Switzerland

 

 

installed at A | B | Contemporary Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

generously supported by P.M Schultes, http://experimonde.eu/

black morula

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

realized at campbasel

spidernetworking

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

M.A.R.I.N.´
cartographies of everyday at sea – art residency

The huge amount of spiders around the art colony inspired me to work on this three spiderweb structures. Because the spiders immediately populate the artificial web, the structure of the network changes continuosly and introduces a different point of view to those omnipresent creatures and engages a coexistence between insects and art.

on site at
nida art colony, Curonian Spit, Lithuania

    

 

populated spidernetworks

 

 

 

 

schwarm – 2009

Saturday, July 31st, 2010


Kurzbeschreibung:
Der Schwarm, als Aggregation von Individuen, ist Ausgangspunkt dieser künstlerischen (Forschungs-)Arbeit. Auf Individualebene (Einzelobjekte) wurde eine möglichst reduzierte und unlebendig erscheinende Form gewählt. Mittels Computersimulierung (Algorithmen) wird den Einzelobjekten ‘Leben’ eingehaucht – ein mechanischer Roboter-Schwarm entsteht.

Ausstellung:
19.9.- 31.10. 2008, Galerie Strickner, Wien, Österreich

Kurzbeschreibung:
Der Schwarm, als Aggregation von Individuen, ist Ausgangspunkt dieser künstlerischen (Forschungs-)Arbeit. Auf Individualebene (Einzelobjekte) wurde eine möglichst reduzierte und unlebendig erscheinende Form gewählt. Mittels Computersimulierung (Algorithmen) wird den Einzelobjekten ‘Leben’ eingehaucht – ein mechanischer Roboter-Schwarm entsteht.


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