The “Fourth Road” research proposes an exploration of collaborative creativity that engages local individuals, artificial intelligence, and the artist in a shared artistic journey
What is your first memory? I posed the question to Artificial Intelligence. I have no personal experiences, was the answer.
An automobile repair shop becomes an artistic environment, carrying an imaginary journey through advanced technologies and miners’ issues.
Is Artificial Intelligence a form of collective intelligence? I asked a chatbot to imagine a journey book seeking collective intelligence.
Consumers have a thing for “Nothing is impossible” slogan. I found this slogan in a car repair shop where I displayed my work, “Everything is Critical.”
A fake Lithium logo hangs on the wall of an auto repair shop. Lithium is crucial for technology. What are the social challenges of lithium mining?
I combined the technologies of the past with the present and the future.
Painters utilized minerals to craft colours, while the industry employed minerals in electronic device production.
Artificial Intelligence raises social issues. But how can it be part of the creative process? I used a chatbot to translate a line from a play and put it on a fake book cover.
As an artist, I explored how society divides people based on age. I was in a town where we spoke English and German. I discovered a box of large metal nails in an old workshop close to my studio.
If one places photo paper in the sun, it will darken but won't create any pictures. The title of this work means “without images”.
I found ballot boxes in an old court and numbered metal tags in a workshop. I made this work with these objects and crepe paper. I’m exploring how governments handle voting rights and age limits.
Sometimes, we break glass and end up with a cut. Both glass and skin are delicate. Yet both protect.
Living through various life stages is like performing in a play, thinking of a West classic. One has one role and many roles.
While opening my art studio for visitors, I accidentally left some notes about a scholar. A visitor looked at the notes and exclaimed ironically, “Ah”, and the scholar’s name. The text in this work is a chat with an Artificial Intelligence.
The way society divides people by age could bring prejudices. Could prejudices be connected to schools that sort students by age?
If one asks me: How old are you? I would say 300,000 years old, like you, like our species. What’s the difference if I have 10, 20, or 50 years, more or less of you? In some cases, it matters. At the same time, it could drive prejudices based on social age division.
I’m studying the relationship between art and the rules that influence how people behave in society. I used metal nails and two kinds of objects. One is an object used to decorate: a slice of wood. The other one is an object used to controll: a police tape. I combined these objects with the nails to create a contrast.
I’m developing artistic research using Artificial Intelligence Software. The current outcome is an artwork with science fiction storytelling, distinct from a typical science fiction narration, and two symbolic pictures about life and death. It appears in the form of a printed book and a file. The title comes partially from Philip K. Dick’s biography, and the theme is related to Karel Čapek, two science fiction classics authors. I am working with AI-powered chatbots. The problem for me is that this kind of software interacts by imitating human language. This attitude of imitation impacted Western art for a long time. Then, it was challenging for me to work with a language-imitating tool. I asked the chatbot to create a new language to break the imitation effect. The theme is at the intersection of imitation and sympathy through technologies and social implications.
Have you ever received a special gift before leaving a place? Some years ago, when I emigrated from the city where I was born, I received a special gift before leaving. Sometimes, people visiting my art studio can spot it there. It is a soft object, teal and grey coloured, with a picture of a sculpture. It is a pleasant object for sensuous and good food for thoughts, entailing one of the oldest theories of Western art, but mainly about politics and justice.
A “police line do not cross” tape divide an hotel room into small sectors wrapped around the objects that I find in the room. There is paper scattered on the floor. In the paper sheets, there are notes about marketing strategies.
Is it possible to change the rules of a game through the same game’s rules? Playing, you cannot break the rules. But if you are allowed to change the rules, you can easily break the rules by rule. And if someone disagrees, you can always say that’s the rule.
A human community is a symbiotic entity. The Internet, a digital community, is a layer of the broad human community. Despite the rationality behind Information Technologies, the Internet outcome is often emotional. The hate speech online phenomenon is a kind of emotion spread on the Internet. I’m working on a series of artwork around these themes. I developed a data-driven art engine based on a late XVI-century cryptography method to produce images and sounds. Likewise, I worked with a file destruction technique on some picture files.
“To make landfall” is a research about fuel transportation. I used walking as an art practice entangled with information technologies in this work. How the fuel transportation affects people? How it impacts global issues between nations? Which questions raise about the population that have no availability of fuel? How can art frame this topic to produce artworks?
“I (don’t) know the spell” explores our inner border between ration and emotion through the lens of Internet technologies, posing questions on the dividing line between the performance art and the magic act. In this work, I used walking as an art practice. For my performance, I cast a spell according to instructions in an old manuscript of magic. Then I broadcast my action on Instagram in a temporary account that I will delete after after a few hours. The idea is to model a collision between magical thinking and the world of information technologies built upon rational frameworks.
A sentence from a well-known text of anthropology and personal communications as feedback related to my work “Good to eat (fragment)” suggested me an idea about the suitability of artworks. I developed research and artwork within the frame of food studies, ritual, and mythology. In the background, one can find ideas of command and obedience strictly connected to my common thread of the system of rules.
It is a research about identity fragmentation and the perception of the body through Internet technologies. The context is about cities in different time zones. Berlin is in the UTC+1, and Kyiv is in the UTC+2 time zone. There is a time zone gap of one hour. When people talk through the Internet, this gap seems to disappear.
The concept of this research is the possibilities to shape social changes. The topic is related to the idea to imagine a network of former power plants that become museums of art that can create an innovative art platform rethinking the social function of a museum of art today.
What kind of questions could performance art pose to the relationship between people and the social world while happening through social media channels?
Three artists that speak different native languages, Ukrainian and Italian, meet in Kyiv to create a brand-new performance art piece.
Two artists share the same space at the same moment. They act differently, and their actions appear not related. But because they are here and now, together, they start to collide.
The title of the research refers to the idea of complexity, and to the attitude to refuse it.
The Internet is a potential source of energy that needs to be discerned, under the light of critical thinking.
The concept of this work is the human self-domestication hypothesis. The topic is about the search engines semantics and the online researches related to aggressivity. I have composed a sound piece based on some synthetic voices of chimpanzees, and a beat. There are chimpanzees voices during a fight.
“Body’s Law” is an action about a state of transition of the body. Transition means a passage from one point to another. It explores a social state of transition from the state of detention in a jail to the state of being part of a society.
The concept of this work is the gamification of warfare. The topic is about the relationship between wars and children. “Strike” is a research about war and games.
“Suspended Sentence” is a piece about colonialism, pollution and exotic plants. It happens, generally, in botanical gardens. Some sounds that I recorded during my trip to Bangladesh create the core of the piece.
“Pull it Down (Put it Down)” explores with an artistic purpose the idea to use the technology to find new ways to rules the bodies movements.
“Across the Body” is an artwork about the drawing and the disappearing of artwork perceived as an object.