Aluminium, Electrical Circuitry, Monitor, Raspberry Pi, Resin, servo motors, Steel.
A life sized animatronic Stag in Insilico slips, slides and falls depending on the intensity of abuse directed at selected individuals on Twitter. Sentiment and hate speech analysts designed bespoke software to trawl twitter to establish who is the most abused person on the platform. The software then rates the incoming tweets depending on the intensity of the abuse.A monitor at the back of the artwork displays the live twitter feed and the code engaged in determining the results. This data is fed to the mechanisms which determine the movements of the animatronic Stag.
Currently installing at DOX in Prague. Opens 9th February 2024.
Join us for the opening of a new large-scale exhibition KAFKAESQUE which focused on the reflection of Franz Kafka's work and poetics in contemporary visual art.
The work of three dozen internationally renowned artists shows that Kafka's work, with its references to existential fears and personal anxieties, is highly relevant to our times. The aim of this exhibition is not to build new monuments repeating old clichés, but to reflect Kafka's work through the perspective of the contemporary world, which is at a point where the old no longer exists and the new has not yet been born.
The opening will include a performance by the Agon Orchestra.
Curators: Otto M. Urban, Leoš Válka, Michaela Šilpochová