Chris Salter, Totem

Chris Salter2019/2019

Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre
London, United Kingdom

Chris Salter’s piece Totem is a large-scale, dynamic installation that uses sensing and machine learning to inform its patterns, rhythm and behaviour that will give the installation a feeling of a living, breathing entity.

Chris Salter is an artist, Concordia University Research Chair in New Media, Technology and the Senses, Co-Director of the Hexagram network, Director of the Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research and Creation in Media Art and Technology, Associate Director, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology and Professor, Computation Arts in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University, Montreal.

Living and working in both Montreal and Berlin, Salter’s work explores the borders between the senses, art, design and new technologies through large-scale installations as well as books, critical writings and lectures on the international scene. His immersive and physically experiential works are informed by theater, architecture, visual art, computer music, perceptual psychology, cultural theory and engineering and are developed in collaboration with anthropologists, historians, philosophers, engineers, artists and designers.

The Barbican's AI: More than Human (16 May-26 Aug 2019) is an major exhibition exploring creative and scientific developments in artificial intelligence demonstrating its potential to revolutionise our lives.

Part of Life Rewired, the Barbican's 2019 season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything.


  • Title: Chris Salter, Totem
  • Creator: Chris Salter
  • Date: 2019/2019
  • Type: Photography
  • Rights: Agustina Isadori
  • Medium: Photography

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