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Opening: Multitude & Singularity

Group exhibition

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Thursday 7 December 2023 at 19h

  • La Traverse - Centre d'art contemporain
    9 rue Traversière
    94140 Alfortville

Exhibition: from 8 December 2023 to 25 February 2024
Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm
Free admission

Two concepts grew to prominence at the start of the millennium: the multitude formed by people in networks, and the technological singularity – the idea that machines may one day surpass human beings. These same notions, multitude and singularity, are just as useful for thinking about humans as for technology.

©Stine Deja & Marie Munk, Synthetic Seduction, 2018

One way to view the multitude is in terms of the convergence of democratic engagement on social media, but humans could also consider the multitude of data that is fed into artificial intelligence, a topic currently at the center of attention. The singularity at issue here is that of online identities and profiles that are endlessly tweaked. At a time when the concept of technological singularity,* which questions humanity’s relationship with machines, should be considered equally important, essential even. The works presented in the exhibition reflect the complexity of the digital version of our world.

*The technological singularity is by definition that which is unique, specific; the term also refers to the idea that machines may one day surpass humankind in intelligence. Reality or science fiction?

Curated by Dominique Moulon

With: Stine Deja / Marie Munk / Jeppe Hein / Mogens Jacobsen / Jakob / Kudsk Steensen / Jens Settergren / Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm 

Cover ©Stine Deja & Marie Munk, Synthetic Seduction, 2018

With the support of the Danish Arts Foundation