Refik Anadol | Machine Hallucinations: Nature Dreams / AI Data Sculpture

Refik Anadol | Machine Hallucinations: Nature Dreams / AI Data Sculpture

Refik Anadol | Machine Hallucinations: Nature Dreams / AI Data Sculpture | König Galerie | 6.11.- 17.12.2021 Video Documentation: Canan Çengel MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS — NATURE DREAMS, designed specifically for KÖNIG GALERIE, comprises three novel aesthetic approaches to a vast photographic dataset of nature: A giant data sculpture displaying machine-generated, dynamic pigments of nature titled NATURE DREAMS, four new series of data paintings, and WINDS OF BERLIN, a site-specific, public art projection on the tower of ST. AGNES which will be created based on environmental real-time data collected from the city. Anadol is a pioneer in the world of rare digital art and crypto collectibles, minting the first fully immersive digital artwork NFT in September 2021. For KÖNIG GALERIE he creates unique NFT options: the AI data sculpture NATURE DREAMS, and his public projection, WINDS OF BERLIN, which will mark the first time a generative public artwork in Berlin to be offered in NFT form. An architectural exhibition of synesthetic reality experiments based on GAN algorithms developed by artificial intelligence and inspired by fluid dynamics, NATURE DREAMS turns datasets into latent multi-sensory experiences to commemorate the beauty of the earth we share. The exhibition’s eponymous, sublime AI Data Sculpture, Nature Dreams utilizes over 300 million publicly available photographs of nature collected between 2018- 2021 at Refik Anadol Studio. Combined, this represents the largest raw dataset of nature ever gathered for an artwork, which was then used to train a GAN AI algorithm. The resulting AI Data Painting incorporates pigments, shapes, and patterns that we associate with nature, but only exist in the mind of a machine as dreams. Each variation features a stunning visual interpretation, together forming a multi- faceted reflection of the nuanced relationship between technology, humanity, and culture. With the assistance of the Google AI Quantum team, Anadol was granted access to one of the world’s foremost quantum computing research projects all- owing him to merge AI-induced latent space with a quantum hyperspace, and thus speculate an alternative reality through the lens of nature aesthetics. Credits

 REFIK ANADOL STUDIO Alex Morozov
 Carrie He
 Christian Burke
 Daniel Seungmin Lee 
Efsun Erkilic
 Kerim Karaoglu 
Pelin Kivrak
 Ho Man Leung
 Nidhi Parsana
 Raman K. Mustafa
 Rishabh Chakrabarty
 Toby Heinemann
 Yufan Xie Video Documentation: Canan Çengel Thanks to: 

KÖNIG GALERIE Johann and Lena König 
Dogukan Yesilcimen VVVV Team
 Praxis Team 
FUSE Team 
AnalogNative 11/06/2021 – 12/17/2021
 König Gallery,
 St. Agnes, Berlin, DE