Andy Gracie – artist talk

Andy Gracie, artist talk

10 February 2022, 19:00

@ Xcenter, Nova Gorica

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The presentation will focus on the project Catastrophe Jangled Hideously Out Of Process, the title and content of which is the work of artificial intelligence. 

The project consists of images generated from machine learning algorithms that were trained on hundreds of images of post-disaster scenarios from recent years – tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, landslides, plane crashes, wildfires and war. The saturation of news media with such imagery has led to a certain desensitization, while simultaneously fuels enjoyment in the aesthetic of disaster and makes us desire more. The project asks how we could appease these compulsions of ours ‘ethically’. Is there a way to separate aesthetics from humanity? More about the artist and his work here.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion with Andy Gracie which will focus on the artist’s broader research interest and practice on the intersection of art and science. In his projects Gracie probes the ways in which as humans we imagine, simulate and inhabit scenarios that test our understanding and our imagination of the future. The current expression of these ideas is in a body of work that outlines the psychology, culture and aesthetics of disaster and the impermanence of humanity on a cosmic scale.

The artist talk will be held in English and moderated by Tjaša Pogačar (Projekt Atol Institute).

Participation is subject to RVT conditions.

Production of the exhibition in Xcenter (Nova gorica, SI) is part of konS:: Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art.