Dreaming Beyond AI: In the loop

Dreaming Beyond AI: In the loop

ifa—Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

Iyo Bisseck for DBAI.

October 15, 2023
Dreaming Beyond AI: In the loop
On Artificial Intelligence and Time
October 27–28, 2023
Unionizing the Speculative workshop: October 28, 12–1:30pm, led by resident artist Noam Youngrak Son
In the Loop artist presentation: October 28, 4–6pm
Talk: October 28, 6–7pm, the DBAI team in conversation with artist Vanessa A. Opoku
Kampnagel Hamburg
Jarrestraße 20
22303 Hamburg

Dreaming Beyond AI is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative web-based project bringing together artists, researchers, activists, and policymakers to create new narratives and visions around AI technologies. The project aims to enable understanding of the impact of AI technologies on inequality and to challenge mainstream AI narratives and imposed visions of the future.

Today’s AI reinforces temporal norms in which time is not evenly distributed. While some can enjoy the illusion of comfort through speed, others see their time decrease.

Dreaming beyond AI curated a residency named “In the loop” to artistically explore, question, deconstruct, and play around our ideas, perceptions, and experiences of time and temporalities in the context of the AI discourse.

The residency is realized in cooperation with ifa, Deichtorhallen Hamburg and Kampnagel within the framework of thehost.is residency program.

The following artists were selected as residents, and are currently working on visions for alternative presents and futures that question current hegemonic orders:

Bretas: visual artist and researcher
Dera Luce: essayist, speculative fiction writer and multi-disciplinary artist 
hiba ali: producer of moving images, sounds, garments and words 
Kira Xonorika: interdisciplinary artist, writer and futurist 
Noam Youngrak Son: communication designer practicing queer publishing 

The residents have access to creative sparring with the artists Idil Galip, Moisés Horta, Neema Githere, Petja Ivanova, and Vanessa A. Opoku.

On October 28, the “In the Loop” exhibition will be presented at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany. The residents will exhibit and share their artistic outputs and the Dreaming Beyond AI team will present the residency ideation and curation process in conversation with the public. More info on the symposium and exhibition here

The project Dreaming Beyond AI, conceived and curated by Nushin Yazdani and Raziye Buse Çetin, was realized in collaboration with ifa—Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and the Landecker Democracy Fellowship. The project’s approach questions the touring exhibition format established at ifa over many years and seeks to enable new and flexible artistic practices in its various forms (both digital and physical).

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ifa—Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. ifa is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg and its capital Stuttgart.

Deichtorhallen Hamburg are dedicated to contemporary art and photography. With its three buildings—the Hall for Contemporary Art, the House of Photography, and the Falckenberg Collection—at two locations and 10,000 square meters of exhibition space, it is one of the largest exhibition venues of its kind in Europe.

Kampnagel is a world-renowned international production house that presents contemporary performing arts, dance, concerts, visual arts and discourse. The six Kampnagel stages showcase the work of international artists and that of the local Hamburg scene. Kampnagel is a productive laboratory for the development of ideas, a think tank and place for controversy, opening up to society and processing the surrounding reality in art.

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