Media artist and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence, Refik Anadol will give the Opening Keynote Address at ISE 2022.
Established in 2014, Los Angeles-based Refik Anadol Studio produces enthralling and immersive media art intended for people of any age or background. The award-winning studio, which comprises artists, architects, data scientists, and researchers from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, has produced projects that have been shown in more than 50 cities across six continents, and experienced by millions of ardent fans.
Working at the intersection of art, architecture, science and technology, Anadol creates site-specific three-dimensional data sculptures and paintings, live audiovisual performances and immersive installations. His works address the challenges and possibilities that ubiquitous computing has imposed on humanity, and explore questions around what it means to be human in the age of artificial intelligence, and whether machines can learn, achieve consciousness or even dream.
Anadol says that for his artworks, “I use data as pigment and paint with a thinking brush, with the assistance of machine intelligence.”
He has created ‘In the Mind of Gaudí’, a digital artwork inspired by Casa Batlló and its architect, exhibited in the Gaudí Cube, the world’s first six-sided LED-walled room. It shows the different creative capacities of the combination of digital image, big data and AI and explores new ways to bring digital art closer to the general public.
His Opening Keynote, entitled ‘Exploring the Heritage of Tomorrow’, will take place on 10 May, the first day of ISE 2022.