Italiano [English below]

 

Sono stato invitato a tenere una lecture al Future Tense Symposium 3.0, presso il Beall Center for Art + Technology dell’Università della California a Irvine. L’evento concludeva una serie di incontri organizzate per la mostra/progetto di ricerca “Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty”, prodotta dall’UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology come parte dell’iniziativa Art and Science Collide del Getty PST ART per il 2024.

Il documento di presentazione recitava:

Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty, presented by the UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology, is an exhibition and research project funded by the Getty’s 2024 PST ART: Art and Science Collide initiative. Culminating three years of collaborative artist-scientist residencies, Future Tense presents emerging and established contemporary artists who engage a myriad of complex systems, including robotics, evolutionary biology, data surveillance, global warming, and bacterial intelligence. The exhibition will be on view at the UC Irvine Beall Center and UC Irvine University Art Gallery from August 24 through December 14, 2024.
Ralf Baecker, Theresa Schubert, Carolina Caycedo, David de Rozas, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Julie Mehretu, Pinar Yoldas, and others will exhibit existing artworks that activate and reflect complexity. Chico MacMurtrie, Cesar & Lois, Laura Splan, Hege Tapio, and Gail Wight are producing newly commissioned, interdisciplinary works under the Beall Center’s Black Box Projects residency, a program that facilitates collaborations between visiting artists and UC Irvine faculty. The following pages provide an overview of the April 2024 Future Tense symposium, the third and final research event planned in preparation for the exhibition.

Il simposio, disponibile anche in streaming, ha visto gli interventi degli artisti in residenza del progetto, che hanno presentato lavori molto interessanti, e di alcuni ospiti, tra cui il sottoscritto, da remoto. Questo il programma degli interventi:

 

Questo il programma completo.

 

FutureTenseSymposium3.0_Program_FinalDraft

 

Il mio intervento si intitolava “Transdisciplinary cooperations and autonomous creativities”, e ha discusso della crescita e dell’evoluzione di forme e attività sempre più autonome e complesse e della progressiva esternalizzazione al di fuori del corpo di funzioni e azioni umane, anche in ambito artistico. Questo è l’abstract:

Since the origin of humanity we assist to a progressive externalization outside the body of human functions and activities. With Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Artificial Life and bio-based technologies, some operations can be delegated to autonomous external entities, also in the arts.

 

English

I have been invited to give a lecture at the Future Tense Symposium 3.0, held at the Beall Center for Art + Technology at the University of California, Irvine. The event concluded a series of meetings organized for the exhibition/research project “Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty,” produced by the UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology as part of the Getty PST ART initiative “Art and Science Collide” for 2024.

This is the presentation of the event:

Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Uncertainty, presented by the UC Irvine Beall Center for Art + Technology, is an exhibition and research project funded by the Getty’s 2024 PST ART: Art and Science Collide initiative. Culminating three years of collaborative artist-scientist residencies, Future Tense presents emerging and established contemporary artists who engage a myriad of complex systems, including robotics, evolutionary biology, data surveillance, global warming, and bacterial intelligence. The exhibition will be on view at the UC Irvine Beall Center and UC Irvine University Art Gallery from August 24 through December 14, 2024.
Ralf Baecker, Theresa Schubert, Carolina Caycedo, David de Rozas, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Julie Mehretu, Pinar Yoldas, and others will exhibit existing artworks that activate and reflect complexity. Chico MacMurtrie, Cesar & Lois, Laura Splan, Hege Tapio, and Gail Wight are producing newly commissioned, interdisciplinary works under the Beall Center’s Black Box Projects residency, a program that facilitates collaborations between visiting artists and UC Irvine faculty. The following pages provide an overview of the April 2024 Future Tense symposium, the third and final research event planned in preparation for the exhibition.

The symposium, also available via streaming, featured presentations by the project’s artists in residence, who showcased highly interesting works, as well as contributions from several guests, including myself, participating remotely. This was the program:

 

Thsi is the complete program

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FutureTenseSymposium3.0_Program_FinalDraft

 

The title of my presentation was “Transdisciplinary Cooperations and Autonomous Creativities,” and it discussed the growth and evolution of increasingly autonomous and complex forms and activities, as well as the progressive externalization of human functions and actions outside of the body, also in the artistic field. This is the abstract:

Since the origin of humanity we assist to a progressive externalization outside the body of human functions and activities. With Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Artificial Life and bio-based technologies, some operations can be delegated to autonomous external entities, also in the arts.