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Dreaming of Duel und weitere Werke von Ben Snell

Dreaming of Duel , 2020
Video

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Each of these videos reveals the process of dreaming within the minds of three different machines. The machines, which studied classical sculpture by the likes of Michaelangelo and Donatello, are given the opportunity to sculpt their own, to dream of an original form inspired by the classics. The material in which these computers sculpt is unique: It is neither physical nor entirely virtual, for it retains some vestiges of the laws that govern our physical world. The machine appears to push and pull the clay-like media, forming spindles into arms and bulbs into heads. The process appears fuzzy and messy, where the boundaries of material and immaterial are unclear. Yet, resistance against entropy—the convergence of form—presents intention. The form is foreign yet familiar, and the process nothing short of ethereal, shedding some light on the raw material of computation.

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Ciascuno di questi video rivela il processo del sogno nelle menti di tre computer diversi. Questi computer, che hanno studiato le sculture classiche di artisti del calibro di Michelangelo e Donatello, hanno la possibilità di scolpire le proprie, di sognare forme originali ispirate ai classici. Il materiale in cui scolpiscono questi computer è unico: non è né fisico né interamente virtuale, poiché conserva alcune vestigia delle leggi che governano il nostro mondo fisico. La macchina sembra manipolare il supporto come fosse argilla, trasformando fusi in braccia e bulbi in teste. Il processo appare confuso e disordinato e i confini tra materiale e immateriale non sono chiari. Tuttavia, la resistenza contro l'entropia - la convergenza sulla forma - risulta intenzionale. La forma è estranea ma familiare, e il processo a dir poco etereo, getta un po' di luce sulla materia prima del calcolo.



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other works by Ben Snell

Dream of Mother , 2020
Video

Dreaming of Maker , 2020
Video

Angel (Machine #9), 2020
124 x 60 x 15.2 cm (h x w x d)
Computer parts and binder

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