30 May
OPENING: "I log in, Therefore I am" Exhibition
May 30, 2024

Date: May 30th                Time: 18h - 22h                 Free entrance

Join us for the opening of the exhibition ‘I log in, therefore I am’, which aims to dive into the philosophical question of existence in the digital age. With technologies gaining autonomy through artificial intelligence, it is important to think about the duality of physical and digital realities. Ten artists reflect on the challenges of finding a sense of inner balance while navigating through physical, mental, digital, and virtual presences.

The project ‘I log in, therefore I am’ is curated by Treehouse NDSM resident artist Rucha Kulkarni and co-curated by Camille de Wit, director of Treehouse NDSM. It includes a group exhibition, a series of workshops, and a community art project.  

This exhibition finds inspiration in the mind-body dualism theory of René Descartes (1641) and his best-known statement, "cogito, ergo sum" ("I think, therefore I am"). In today’s times, we recognise the simultaneous presence of our mind in physical, digital, and virtual realities.

This exhibition will map the points where physical and digital realities intersect, as well as focus on the physicality of experiences such as our sense of time, space, touch, and smell, along with the visualisation of the digital.  

19h - 20h | Exhibition tour with the participating artists
20h30 - 22h | SleepeelS Livestream performance: fictional persona SleepeelS creates a cacophony of echoes that fills the room as phones playback her YouTube content at varying stream rates.

The opening will feature two extraordinary dishes by the Vegan Bear Chef, both created with the same ingredients but with a distinctive touch. The first dish is the result of an artificial intelligence algorithm, capable of suggesting bold and unexpected combinations and presentations. The second dish, on the other hand, bears the personal signature of our chef, who has transformed the same ingredients with creativity and skill.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Sadie Girigorie, Colina van Bemmel, Mark Hinch, Rucha Kulkarni, Polina Shuvalov, Quintus Glerum, Dawid Dobosz, Daichi Fuwa, Klaudia Opoka, Vishwesh Misrty, Christos Mavrodis, SleepeelS and Jonny Mehrez.

/ This exhibition is made possible by the contribution of Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst /

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