Crossing the Cabaret Voltaire in Google Art Project without Internet connection.
Dada action. Inspired by: Cabaret Voltaire. Zurich, Switzerland. 1916.
Digital Collage. Based on: Raul Hausmann, Collage, 1969
“We put Hausmann’s collage into Google Image search engine and we were redirected to several e-commerce websites selling clothing and stationery. We collected the pictures and combined them through a photoshop mask created from the shapes of the original collage.” The Cool Couple
Based on: Hans Richter, Untitled, 1961
The artist uploaded the work Untitled, 1961 by Hans Richter to one of the most advanced image recognition artificial intelligence services: The Wolfram Language Image Identification Project. The software recognized this work to be a “cat”. The work is a witty take on computer vision and on the existence of images in the age of algorithms.
Harm van den Dorpel is a Berlin-based conceptual artist. His broad practice includes the creation of sculpture, collage, computer animation, computer generated graphics and interaction design. He is regarded a key figure in Post-Internet art. In his work he investigates how algorithms can analyse digital archives and guide the artist in aesthetic decision taking, leading to a symbiosis of man-machine art creation. His ultimate goal is to reveal the reasoning structure of his own consciousness, and his implicit associations and assumptions. More info