Fold Me, Bend Me, Break Me, Said the Computer, by Linnea Langfjord Kristensen & Kevin Walker
From Drew Hemment
by Linnea Langfjord Kristensen & Kevin Walker
In a folded world of multiple intelligences and pervasive but invisible structures, how much agency do we really have, and what can we do about it? Kristensen and Walker use artistic practice as a means of unfolding complex concepts and systems in AI. They show how an audience can become enfolded through immersion and interaction, and conversely how the 'black box' of AI can be unfolded by going inside it.
About the Artists
Linnea Langfjord Kristensen is an artist and writer working between performance, film and installation. Her work investigates how meaning and ideas of reality are created and distributed through language with special attention to how ideas of ‘a meaningful life’ are constructed through popularised narratives and technology, embodied in everyday actions and desires. Her current work examines societal and institutional norms that encourage a culture of endless progress, where people must meet an infinite number of success criteria set up on an endless scale. Her work's been shown internationally including Stedelijk Museum NL, Cockpit Theatre UK, Martin Asbæk Gallery DK
Kevin Walker is an artist and a researcher at Coventry University, where he leads a research theme on AI and Algorithmic Cultures working across anthropology, technology and the arts. He led the project Performing AI, funded by The Alan Turing Institute and co-created an immersive installation for the exhibition ‘AI’, on view at NDSM Amsterdam. He's dedicated to supporting emerging and previously marginalised artists, develops hardware and software, and his art practice involves sound, moving image and drawing. He's made commissioned work for Centre Pompidou, Kensington Palace, Transport for London, the British Council; curated exhibitions and events, and written about art, AI and related topics