I’m now working on a few things. One large new project is a research and a series of sculptures titled Content Aware Studies
. It aims to study, reconstruct and reproduce the lost fragments in friezes and statues of Late Antiquity and Hellenistic periods based on the results of recently advanced, algorithmically generated, synthetic intelligence and machine learning technologies. So in simple words, together with the experts in machine learning technologies, we’re developing AI that would be able to reconstruct 3D models of the lost and missing fragments in renowned pieces of Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures.
Precisely based on the generated content, the missing fragments are going to be fabricated using 3D printers and transparent (crystal clear) resin casts. These will be produced in the exact scale to be further installed along with casts and/or reproductions of the original sculptures filling the gaps and missing fragments. In this project, I’m interested in addressing such questions as: what are the potentialities of methods involving data, ML, AI and other forms of automations turning into semi and quasi–archaeological knowledge production?
And philosophical questions towards both automated interpretations and productions of knowledge, history and culture in the era of ubiquitous planetary-scale computation. What visual and aesthetic qualities for such guises would they convey when perceived through our human-centric lens? And what about our historical knowledge and mythology/interpretation, encoded into the aesthetics of the datasets, will they survive this digital digestion?
I’m also currently working on a new film–essay about The New Color, which will be ready soon. Air Kiss
is another film and research I’ve been engaged in collaboratively. It’s on the potential near future of states, restructured to be decentralised and automated and run by AIs. The film touches upon what are potential political and philosophical questions we might be concerned about in this speculative future. You’re very welcome to follow it on my website
and or Instagram