n:dimensions | Jenna Sutela

Somerset House Studios + Google Arts & Culture’s n-Dimensions machine learning residency.

Jenna Sutela | n-Dimensions by Jenna SutelaSomerset House

n-Dimension's is the first “remote” artist-in-residence program launched outside of the Google Arts & Culture Lab. During the four month residency at Somerset House Studios, Jenna has worked with the engineers in Paris to explore on computer generated glossolalia - teaching machines to channel spirits instead of algorithms. Sutela’s installations, text, and sound performances seek to identify and react to precarious social and material moments, often in relation to technology. Most recently, she has been exploring exceedingly complex biological and computational systems, ultimately unknowable and in a constant state of becoming.

Jenna Sutela | n-Dimensions by Jenna SutelaSomerset House

Based between Berlin and Helsinki, Jenna has presented her work at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Serpentine Marathon in London, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. In 2017 she edited Orgs: From Slime Mold to Silicon Valley and Beyond (Garret Publications 2017), an experimental survey of decentralized organisms and organizations, expanding on her artistic collaboration with Physarum polycephalum, the single-celled yet “many-headed” slime mold.

Still taken from nimiia cétiï, Jenna Sutela, 2018. In collaboration with Memo Akten and Damien Henry, as part of n-dimensions, Google Arts & Culture's artist-in-residence program at Somerset House Studios. by Jenna SutelaSomerset House

Still taken from nimiia cétiï, a new video installation by Jenna Sutela, created in collaboration with Somerset House Studios resident Memo Akten, and Damien Henry, Head of Innovation at the Google Arts & Culture Lab.

Documenting the interactions between a neural network, audio recordings of early Martian language, and footage of the movements of space bacteria, the work uses machine learning to generate a new form of communication.

The making of nimiia cétiï - Jenna Sutela by Somerset House StudiosSomerset House

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