Our work has always been a search for planetary connection. Quarantine shifted the dynamics of the search. Our project with AILAB, the Wandering Mind, is a sound experience that guides the dreams of a sleeping audience, its source material drawn from planetary-scale sensing and organized by an AI system. From home confinement, we mined the internet for field recordings, tuned radios, and climbed to our Brooklyn rooftop to point antennas at passing satellites. Our isolation crystalized for us how much deeper our search can run, how vivid and connective dreams can be.
|Sat, 12.09.2020, 16:00 – 16:20
|Ars Electronica Voyages Channel
|Sun, 13.09.2020, 12:40 – 12:59
|Ars Electronica Selection Channel
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
These video commissions are co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union in the framework of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab.
slow immediate is the creative studio of artists and electrical/mechanical engineers Gershon Dublon and Xin Liu. To them, immediacy to the self and environment is pivotally important to being human on this shared planet. slow immediate is a member of the New Museum’s NEW INC and ONX Studio, and recipient of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab residency. Their recent VR film, Living Distance, explores an individual’s place in the cosmos, and is a 2020 official selection of Sundance.