Soft Takeover
2019 — Kinetic sculpture, dim. 75 x 100cm
Actuators, stretch fabric, canvas frame
As artificial intelligence and self-conscious technologies have deeply manifested themselves in the structural processes of human society, the question arises as to how technological imperialism affects other areas of human culture as well.

Based on a semiotic system of 81 binary states (an assumed language model of an artificial intelligence), the kinetic sculpture Soft Takeover transfers abstract statements of an AI to visual perceptible sequences by occupying an unpainted white canvas frame as its medium.

Will the human observer accept the messages presented to him through a familiar culture format and over time unconsciously, unquestioningly internalizing the statements of the concealed technological authority?

In-situ at Selected Artists / Gallery Weekend Berlin, Berlin / Germany

In-situ at Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Freiburg / Germany