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.