The Electric Comma
Deriving its title from Shannon Ebner’s multi-dimensional installation the Electric Comma, this exhibition foregrounds changes in language, perception and cognition in the age of Artificial Intelligence. Across varied practices and backgrounds, artists selected for this exhibition contemplate the premise of the conscious mind and its implications for the learning machine. A superorganism of algorithms and databases now increasingly dictates how we learn, how we communicate, how we perceive and how we remember. Today, what part of the human intellect have we passed on to the machine and what remains lost in translation? With shifting paradigms and the feral computational power of technology, can the machine harness the space of intuition, of metaphor, of poetry, and ultimately become aware of itself?
Co-curated by Katerina Chuchalina and Pete Belkin, this exhibition is the first phase of a multi-step partnership between KADIST and V-A-C Foundation.
Erick Beltrán, Alighiero Boetti, Nicolás Consuegra, Anthony Discenza, Shannon Ebner, Piero Golia, Jacqueline Humphries, Jonathan Monk, Daria Martin, Pedro Neves Marques, Hito Steyerl, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Dayanita Singh, Urban Fauna Lab, Daniel Keller, Wade Guyton, Andrey Shental.