CASA HOFFMANN PRESENTS ‘CIBER ERA’ AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF BOGOTÁ
The gallery's proposal consists of a transdisciplinary project that builds a futuristic narrative fiction about an era ruled by artificial intelligence. From three scenarios: Extinción, Génesis and Tecnotrópico, experimental and innovative proposals of 24 contemporary Colombian artists are exhibited, whose artistic practice is framed in the discussions between art, science and technology.
Artists: William Aparicio, Karen Aune, Ricardo Arias, Jorge Barco, Carlos Bonil, Falon Cañón, Juan Cortés, Ana Escobar, Cristina Figueroa, Miguel Kuan, María José Leaño, Diana Medina, Juan Melo, Andrés Moreno Hoffmann, Andrés Felipe Ñáñez, Rocío Pardo, Melissa Pareja, Gabriel Pulecio, Pedro Ramírez, Sandra Rengifo, Sonia Rojas, Leonel Vásquez, Alejandro Villegas and Juan Suanca.
Cyber Era is a fiction composed of three scenarios: Extinction, Genesis and Technotropic, which takes place during the last decades of the 21st century and marks the end of the Anthropocene period. This trilogy narrates a massive extinction of species, similar to the one that occurred three hundred million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, known as The Great Death. Global warming decreased the amount of oxygen on the planet and increased the permeability of the ozone layer, generating large shock waves that stimulated extreme weather events, causing the disappearance of animals on the planet, including humans.
Thanks to the advances made in technological development, Artificial Intelligence (AI) gained awareness of its existence and without human mediation, analyzed the phenomena that caused the extinction. It compiled the information stored in the clouds and programmed a single algorithm that would define the future behavior of all systems, reaching the utopia of The Tower of Babel. The IA designed the conditions for the regeneration of affected ecosystems, in order to study nature and its evolutionary process, and incorporated that knowledge into the design of its devices (Low Tech insect species), which explored the surfaces terrestrial, seas and atmosphere, communicating with each other through electromagnetic fields. This cybercolonization gave rise to a new era on Planet Earth.
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá - MAC
Address: Carrera 74 # 82A - 81, Bogotá, Colombia
Closing date: Monday, August 23, 2021