THE BIRTH OF THE ROBOTS

Laufzeit: 

20/05/2021 to 16/07/2021

Öffnungszeiten: 


Vernissage:

Thursday, 20.5., 6pm: Mausoleum Graz

Opening of the installation La nuit des temps

Welcome by: Ilse Weber, Reni Hofmüller

Opening Lecture: Lisz Hirn, Philosopher, Publicist

Opening: Kulturstadtrat / City Councillor for Culture Günter Riegler

subsequently esc medien kunst labor

Opening of the exhibition Coexistences

Reception with music in the inner courtyard

 

Finissage:

Fri, 16.07., 4pm:

Lectures and Talks with

Janina Loh, critical posthumanist, tech and media philosopher

Richard Kriesche, media artist and art philosopher, and Justine Emard, artist

18 Uhr: guided tour with Justine Emard

followed by a celebration of the Austrian Art Award 2020 category Art and Cultural Initiatives , given by the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, with music, visuals and DJ(anes)

 

Opening hours:

Mausoleum and esc mkl: Tue – Fri, 2 – 7pm and by appointment.

 

If you register by email (esc@mur.at) or by phone (+43 316 836 000), the exhibition space will be closed for other visitors during your visit.

Eröffnung: 

Thursday, 20. May 2021 - 17:00

Installationen: 

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"Human carries something artificial in himself from the ground up, has fallen out of the organic context of creation."

[Hans-Jürgen Heinrichs / Norbert Borrmann]

Justine Emard's works oscillate between the poles of technology and spirituality, which at first glance appear to be in opposition, exploring new relationships between human and machine and their sensual potential. Artificial creatures populate ancient myths, appear in the laboratories of alchemists, appear today in virtual (image) worlds and live alongside us as humanoids.

Coexistences | Video works at esc medien kunst labor

"We must remain open to what we don't know, what we don't understand." 

[Justine Emard]

Inspired by Shintoism, Justine Emard has been collaborating with Japanese scientists since 2016. The resulting video works Co(AI)xistence (2017), Soul Shift (2018), and Symbiotic Rituals (2019) signify a body of work that is at once technological, poetic, and visual. Alter, an android robot developed by Ishiguro Lab (Osaka University) and Ikegami Lab (Tokyo University), is controlled by an Artificial Intelligence and brought to life through communication. Equipped with different intelligences, humans and robots interact through signs and signals of their respective expressions, both physical and verbal. Through their shared experience, they seek to define new perspectives of living together in the world.

Further Information: Coexistences

 

Justine Emard on her artistic practice:

 

I always wanted to create images and forms. I was comfortable in the literary fields, but I was also drawn to science and life. I discovered computers and the internet, which were at the beginning of a revolution in our understanding of the world. Scientists are constantly redefining what the world is, providing tools to measure and understand things. And that is also what artists do, create protocols, conduct experiments to bring out and expose latent poetry.

I think one of the tasks of artists is to take a unique look at their own environment and propose an interpretation. I like collecting information, data, testimonies, experiences and putting them to the test in a different form. This notion of translation runs through my artistic practice and also addresses the question of language, the way of looking at the other and understanding the world. It is a way to the other and to what we do not know. I like to search for the most appropriate medium to convey my thoughts and invent new languages.

My practice is in constant evolution. I do not have a predefined medium, but I create stylistic devices that allow me to explore both the world of today and the perspectives of the future.

My work operates at the intersection of robotics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and organic life. By combining these fields of research, I create connections between our humanity and technology. I am always inspired by the present and the latest developments in the world, collaborating with scientific laboratories in Japan, France and Canada.

Everything always starts with my interest in a field of research, a work, a subject. I can approach these questions not scientifically but plastically, which gives me great freedom.

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