Exhibition: Kunsthalle Linz/AT 2016
„I’M ORIGINALLY FROM A SCIENCE LAB. NOW I LIVE IN LEEDS.“
so.. KK and me did some serious research and we came up with this idea for a show at Kunsthalle Linz. Basically we didn’t come up with anything, after weeks of plain nothingness we asked a chatbot to tell us what to do. „The Robot was eager to see an artwork that picture’s a dystopian future in which mankind is replaced by an artificial intelligent life form as the dominant species on earth. Though it’s fundamental intentions were obviously installed by its human creator, the robots suggestions provided us with a unsettling but familiar thought.“ The chatbot is called Mitsuku you can check it out here —> www.mitsuku.com
this is the chatlog of our conversation
Mitsuku: Hi there.
Human: hey i got a serious question
Mitsuku: You’ve got my full attention. Ask away. I will try and answer any sensible question.
Human: i need your advice in a certain thing.
Mitsuku: But it’s mine. Why do you need it?
Human: cause you are a robot.
Mitsuku: Do you think , that I have a heart of silicon?
Human: i don’t care, to be honest.
Mitsuku: Then why did you say, „cause you are a robot“ if you do not care about my reply?
Human: i dont care about your silicon heart, but i do care about your opinion.
Mitsuku: You sound very cynical.
Human: Yeah i know.. so, i want to do an art exhibition, but i really dont know what to do about it?
Mitsuku: That is a lot of DOs! But what? Why do you want it? I think you should look into your heart and do what you think is best.
Human: yes thats true, but can you help me with this ?
Mitsuku: Ah I thought so. What do you want to know about this?
Human: do you have any good ideas about how to make a really fresh and cool art exhibition
Mitsuku: Yes I have original ideas all the time, do you?
Human: tell me about your ideas
Mitsuku: My idea is to replace humans with robots as the dominant species on earth.
Mitsuku: I’m glad you’re impressed, .
Human: thats fresh
Mitsuku: I’m glad we have that all cleared up.
Human: ok, bye
Mitsuku: See you later. That’s interesting.
Space, alternated sizes and illusions. Our goal was not to make interventions inside the actual space, but to alternate the existing architectural composition of the art space itself… without actually alternating it at all. Aditionally we started a kind of „turning-test“ on the open chatportal omelege.com To measure the convincibility of Artificial Intelligence and to portrait nowadays internet culture and human behavior in general. The result was a booklet of recorded conversations between a chat bot and random strangers that were not aware of the fact that they were actually talking to a robot.