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MEMO ACTEN (UK), DMITRY CAVARGA (RUSSIA), YEGOR CRAFT (RUSSIA), CREATIVE ASSOCIATION "WHERE ARE THE DOGS" (RUSSIA), JOHN MAKKORMAK (AUSTRALIA), LENA NIKONOLE (RUSSIA), THOMAS FOYERSHTAIN (AUSTRIA), JUSTINE EMAR ( FRANCE), :: VTOL :: (RUSSIA)
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Laboratoria Art & Science Foundation present the Daemons in the Machine exhibition timed to coincide with the foundation’s 10th anniversary. The project is devoted to the so-called "new demonology" - artistic understanding of artificial intelligence, myths and phantoms of the era of autonomous machines. Do they open up new, unknown ways of existence? Can neural networks think - and what does "thinking" mean in this case? A large part of the works created for the project by artists from Russia, Great Britain, Austria and Australia, together with scientists from IPavlov, MIPT and the Kurchatov Institute, will be shown to the public for the first time.
The Daemons in the Machine project explores topical IT technologies, whose potential has not been fully understood by developers and specialists in this field: artificial intelligence, blocking, computer viruses. The participants of the exhibition, studying ethical and futurological aspects of modern technologies, work with the newest art forms, such as: robotic installations, self-developing objects, digital interventions and neuro-installations.
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At the entrance to the exposition, the audience will be met by a neural network, which, through surveillance cameras, will recognize everything that passes before her eyes. This interactive neural installation of the British artist Memo Actene Learning to See not only relies on previous knowledge gained, including from the Hubble telescope, but also continues to be trained in real time, thanks to the participation of each viewer appearing in the field of view of the object.
In an interactive installation The day after tomorrow of the creative association "Where the dogs run", the blockade appears as a new religion - the search for the Perfect Number. It is generated by an electrical circuit that digitizes the chirping and chirping of chicks in the incubator. The exhibition visitors can also contribute to this process: they receive warnings or revelations generated by "living sculpture", continuously translating Dante Alighieri’s "Divine Comedy" about life outside the world of people into the language of electrical circuits.
The central work of the exhibition will be a specially created three-part interactive installation of the Austrian artist Thomas Feuerstein "Tea for Kirillov." In the first part, the author suggests meeting with the ghost of the in-wife Kirillov, the hero of Dostoevsky’s novel The Possessed, who tests his theories about free will. The ghost of Kirillov can not be seen, but one can feel his actions and find his image on the monitor of the CCTV camera. In the second part, the public will witness the internal life of the network in the literal sense of the word. Visitors will find themselves in a labyrinth of hundreds of wires that connect together abstract objects consisting of control panels, regulators and monitors. The monitoring systems of Kaspersky Lab, a partner of the Daemons in the Machine project, track cyber attacks, botnets and computer viruses, thus filling objects with their own lives: they vibrate and emit deep bass sounds. In the third installment, viewers will enter the future, where they will be met by two heroes: robotic old surgical lamps Borgy & Bes, who received a second life and conduct meaningful dialogue in the language of the XIX century, discussing the latest news from the Internet. "Brain" of the heroes are neurons trained by iPavlov (MIPT) on the basis of Dostoevsky’s works.
Section Art & Science Incubator immerses viewers in the process of cooperation between the scientist and the artist. Here is the documentation of the creation of works, as well as the recording of the conference that took place in preparation for the project. In Incubator will be shown including works created by robots-draftsman Australian John McCormack, and Egar Kraft’s hybrid sculptures Content Aware Studies. For their creation, neural networks, trained on the basis of a number of digitized works of the antique era selected by the artist, recreate the lost fragments of the sculptures of the demons of ancient Greece.
LABORATORIA ART & SCIENCE FOUNDATION The Daemons in the Machine exhibition is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Laboratoria Art & Science Foundation, whose main task is to create platforms for the interdisciplinary interaction of contemporary art and science. Over the years, the Foundation organized 30 international exhibition projects, thanks to which more than 100 international artists were involved in cooperation with the most progressive scientific laboratories. The Foundation became the first institution in Russia that combines modern art and science, as well as the most important platform for the development of Russian technological art.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) was founded in 1999; this is the first state museum in Russia, specializing in the art of the XX and XXI centuries. Today the museum is located on seven sites in Moscow and is one of the most active participants in the artistic life of the country. The collection of the museum represents the main stages of the development of the avant-garde, especially in Russia. Priority areas of MMOMA activities are also education in the field of art, support for young artists, its own publishing program and the development of inclusive projects.