"Supraorganism", an Artist Talk by Justine Emard

Justine Emard2021-01-12

ZKM | Hertz-Lab

ZKM | Hertz-Lab
Karlsruhe, Germany

"Supraorganism" is a reactive installation composed of robotic glass sculptures, animated by a machine learning system and elaborated from datas collected in a community of bees. Those organisms have always been a source of inspiration for thinkers. Today, the deduction techniques of machines allow us to interpret a large amount of data to observe the world differently. A network of artificial neurons has been trained during the residence with the complicity of Martial Geoffre Rouland, on signals captured by the artist. The system generates predictions of possible futures. Twenty robotic glass sculptures come to life through lights and motors. The unpredictable nature of this artificial intelligence leads us to live a singular experience. This new being reacts in symbiosis while colliding in a floating constellation. From this ensemble emanates a form of collective intelligence, a 'Supraorganism' comes to life, generating new images from the shadows and reflections projected in the space.

Camera: KOS-CREA, Justine Emard and Seb Houis
Editing: Xenia Leidig, ZKM | Videostudio

Details

  • Title: "Supraorganism", an Artist Talk by Justine Emard
  • Creator: ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Videostudio, Justine Emard
  • Date Created: 2021-01-12
  • Rights: © ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, video: ZKM | Videostudio

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