What do we always look at, but never fully understand? Ourselves.
Advances in artificial intelligence enable algorithms to simulate the sensations of human cognition. The corresponding convergence of man and machine challenges our self-portrait and pushes us to reexamine our raison d’être. Particularly the ability of self-perception can be understood as the foundation of our mental model. The epiphany of the discovery “I exist”, unlocked human nature to question, research, design, pray and express.
Narciss by Christian Mio Loclair is an artwork built to analyze its own physical embodiment, dedicated at describing his thoughts while looking at himself. The computer continuously analyses the camera images and uses Artificial Intelligence to translate them into sentences. The screen mounted to the back of the installation expresses insights into its artificial mind and his current belief who he thinks he is. Narciss sensational ability to narrate about itself is not exhibited to celebrate scientific revelations. It is a piece about the core of human existence and introspection into human nature.
Exhibition Opening with an introduction by the artist 15 March, 6:30 pm
Production Studio: Waltz Binaire
Creative Direction: Christian Mio Loclair
Music: Balanescu Quartett | The Young Conscript And The Moon
Executive Production: Andrej Krause
Technical Direction: Mickey Van Olst
Design: Marta Soto Morras
Physical Installation: Jan Bernstein
AI Technical Consultant: Marcel Schwittlick
Photography: Denise Koone Kuhnert
Director of Photography 1: Andrés Lizana Prado
Director of Photography 2: Sebastian Weinmann
Colorgrading: André Froelian
Text Editor: Benjamin Wagner