Oracle - Typing

2017

TV, iPhone, video, wires
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About

Oracle is a body of video installations that explores the complex contemporary dialectic between man and machine and reactualizes the surrealists' practice of the Exquisite Corpse in the post-Internet age.

This project started when, while typing a message on her smart phone, she accidentally pressed several consecutive times the predictive text bar on the screen. Kosmatopoulos, then, noticed that through the mechanical gesture of her hand on the screen, the phone had composing “by itself” full sentences following a proper grammatical structure subject-verb-object. The repetitive quasi-automatic movement she was monotonously performing contrasted with the original writing text that was digitally composed on the screen - a text mediated by the phone’s artificial intelligence.

In the installation, the TV screen plays the gestures of the hand on the phone while the phone shows a video of the text being composed by the phone AI when that gesture is performed on it.

Playing on two independent screens, the human quasi-mechanical human gesture is detached from the computer-composed digital creative writing created by the phone in response to this gestures. 

Exhibition

2019   AUTONOMIE ZÉRO  |  CURATORS: GILLES ALVAREZ, DOMINIQUE MOULON  |  BIENNALE NÉMO  |  PARIS, FRANCE*

2019   HUMAN ASPECT  |  CURATOR: PIOTR KRAJEWSKI  |  18TH MEDIA ART BIENNALE WRO  |  WROCŁAW, POLAND*

2019   TETRAMATYKA FESTIVAL  |  CURATORS: AGNIESZKA KUBICKA-DZIEDUSZYCKA, PIOTR KRAJEWSKI, OSTAP MANULYAK |                                             ETNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM  |  LVIV, UKRAINE  

2018   NOTES ON TODAY FROM TOMORROW  |  CURATOR: CM TURNER  |  IRL GALLERY  |  CINCINNATI, USA

2017  WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL YOU BUT NEVER DARED  |  CURATOR: CLÉMENCE MAILLY  |  PARASOL PROJECTS  | NEW YORK, USA