FROM ARTIFICIAL SOUL TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE / MACHINE VISION AND SOVEREIGNTY
Hoog Catharijne and Its Models (2019)
WHAT is the HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? HOW DOES IT PENETRATE AND TRANSFORM CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SOVEREIGNTY TODAY?
Joshua Simon is currently Visiting Critic and Lecturer in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and lives between Israel and the United States. He is a writer, a critic, a filmmaker and curator. He was the director of the film The Radicals (2001), the co-founder of the literary magazine Maayan in 2005, and the director of the MoBY - Museum of Bat Yam (Israel) between 2012 and 2017. He is the author of the book Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013). He has curated exhibitions in Tel Aviv-Yafo, New York, Melbourne, London, Zurich, Vienna, Berlin and Amsterdam, including The Kinds Want Communism (2015-17), a two-year project accompanied by the book Being Together Precedes Being: A Textbook for The Kids Want Communism (Archive Books, 2019).
Zachary Formwalt is an artist and filmmaker based in Amsterdam. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, VOX Centre de l'image contemporaine in Montreal, the Casco-Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht, the Wexner Center for the Arts: The Box in Columbus (Ohio) and the Kunsthalle Basel. In 2013, his film Unsupported Transit received the Tiger Award for Short Films at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.
As part of the Machine Vision, Machine Hearing. Surveillance, simulation, speculation research cycle designed by Ada Ackerman (CNRS/THALIM), Alice Leroy (Université Gustave Eiffel - Paris Est) and Antonio Somaini (Sorbonne Nouvelle University - Paris 3) in collaboration with Le BAL and the École Normale Supérieure - Ulm as well as the research teams THALIM and LIRA.