DISTRUST EVERYTHING | By LOREM at COSMO, Venice
Curated by Re: Humanism
15.07.2022 – 24.07.2022
Hours: 17.00 / 22.00
Opening, 15.07.22 – 18.30 / 00.00
live Lorem + Acre from 22.00, mandatory registration
Campo San Cosmo 624 | Giudecca – Venice
COSMO, the Venetian production and creation space for sound and visual and performing arts, is pleased to host and co-produce the Italian premiere of the new immersive work by Lorem titled Distrust Everything and curated by Re: Humanism.
Inside the seventeenth-century apse of the ex-Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano, on the Giudecca island, the audiovisual installation immerses visitors in a hallucinatory dream realized through Artificial Intelligence systems. Generative Neural Networks analyze the archive that collects 21 years of dream transcripts of Mirek Amendant Hardiker, an American artist and former researcher at Stanford. Starting from these, the system elaborates a radically new dream.
The work takes the form of an immersive room, in which electronic projections and compositions envelop the viewer. The realism of the images, specially created with 3D photogrammetry and neural networks, acts as a counterpoint to the ambiguous surrealism of the narrative.
Distrust Everything investigates the relationship between human and algorithmic unconscious starting from an intense and perturbing aesthetic experience. In fact, the work aims to explore Mirek’s unconscious through the most modern models of natural language processing, to produce new stories that tend to merge reality and fiction, internal and external, individual and collective consciousness.
Commissioned and produced by: Re: Humanism (Rome) & COSMO (Venice)
Co-commissioned (ep.1) by: Elevate Festival (Graz), SuperBudda (Turin)
Production partner: BLM Foundation, Venetian District Research and Innovation
Partner production of contents: Wunderkammer (Ferrara), Superbudda (Turin)
Technical partner: BENQ
Written by Lorem & M. Hardiker
Directed by F. D’Abbraccio & K. Sudolski
Curated by Re: Humanism
Assistant director: Leonardo Distefano
Music, synthesis Voice and Sound Design: Lorem
Text Dataset & Transcription Tables: M. Hardiker
3D Photogrammetry: K. Sudolski
Young Mirek (Voice): Ilyas Kastell
Miriam (Voice): Helena Cantid
With audio contributions by Acre, Hampar Soum, Kid Brothers
Production : AE Di Costanzo
COSMO – Campo San Cosmo Giudecca 624-625 30133 Venice