28 April – 26 May 2023
Opening: Friday 28 Apr 17:00–20:00
The exhibition is supported by:
KIOSK is supported by:
Det Obelske Familiefond
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond
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The installation HOARDERS HUM explores the concept of hoarding. Could this human disorder, it speculates, potentially be a digital phenomenon too? Cleaning out a deceased hoarder’s house, Anne Haaning discovered layers of systematic accumulation that eventually became chaotic. This inspired her to question whether a similar process could happen in the digital world as AI-generated images and text flood the online landscape.
The exhibition draws a parallel between the extreme data collection required to build a data set and human hoarding, itself a kind of archive that, while it represents immense potential, eventually becomes useless due to loss of control. HOARDERS HUM asks what the purpose of these “creative hoarding technologies” is and how phenomena like purpose and ideas can survive in a world increasingly filled with expressions that exist solely for the sake of creating something new.
HOARDERS HUM has transformed KIOSK into the “lair” of an AI hoarder, where an endless stream of drawings is produced by DALL-E and a “pen-plotter” robot. The title of the exhibition refers to the sound of this production, which – like the drawings – flows out into the room in a manic stream. The exhibition suggests that even an AI’s endless data collection and production can be a sign of a disorder, and that chaos and unchecked accumulation can have consequences even for a machine.
HOARDERS HUM raises critical questions about our relationship with technology and the potential consequences of our digital hoarding habits.
The drawings will be for sale on a live pricing model that runs throughout the exhibition period from the 28th of April to the 26th of May.
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