Don’t You Forget About Me is a project by Numero Cromatico for Sala Santa Rita curated by Daniela Cotimbo, in collaboration with Re:Humanism.
The exhibition stems from the collective’s investigation into the mechanisms of perception and their stimulation through artistic devices. To do so, Numero Cromatico uses artificial intelligence to create epitaphs. The texts generated are addressed to the audience, in an attempt to make them question their perceptions, memories and their role on Earth. The installation is made up of three hand-sawn banners that recall the large altarpieces typically found in religious architecture, yet they renounce iconography in favour of colour and text. The installation features the voice of Italian philosopher Franco “Bifo” Berardi reading out a selection of the (AI-generated) epitaphs, shrouding the viewers into an intense dimension while also strengthening the relationship with the artwork itself.