'new haven'

Interactive installation, 2018

In collaboration with Vera Kavaleuskaya and Eugene Markin

Commissioned by Suoja Festival in Helsinki

Exhibited:

Fargfabriken, 2018

Haimney Gallery, 2018

Teorema Festival, 2019

'new haven' is an interactive multimedia installation based on a self-learning chatbot, conceived as a site of human and non-human encounter within an exhibition space. 


Data from each dialogue between the chatbot and exhibition visitors is anonymously collected and used to increase the AI’s database, which results in the gradual transfiguration of the chatbot. This interaction allows to create an imprint of collective intelligence and speculate on topics of (un)intentional isolation, anonymity, and sense of collectivity.

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