Lawrence Lek, NOX, 2023. © Lawrence Lek. Commissioned by LAS Art Foundation. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
Lawrence Lek, NOX
October 27, 2023 – January 14, 2024
LAS Art Foundation presents “NOX: Impulses” as part of the current exhibition Lawrence Lek: NOX.
Artist Lawrence Lek’s largest and most ambitious exhibition to date unfolds over three floors of the Kranzler Eck complex in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. Combining locative audio, CGI video, installation and gaming, NOX guides audiences through an hour-long narrative that imagines the psychological consequences of a future filled with smart systems and sentient machines. The exhibition comes to ask fundamental questions about life in the age of advanced automation.
NOX has served as a catalyst for an array of critical discussions about our collective futures with AI. On the exhibition’s opening day, Lawrence Lek spoke in conversation with Prof Iyad Rahwan (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Founder and Director of the Center for Humans & Machines) about the co-evolution of humans and AI from artistic and scientific perspectives. These debates continue through the exhibition’s duration, with contributions from revered specialists in areas such as AI training and ethics, smart cities and non-human personhood in the ongoing NOX Impulses” series and two talks to take place in the exhibition’s final week.
Shaped by researchers and practitioners from various fields, NOX Impulses” are a series of discursive exchanges which approach Lek’s work from a wide range of perspectives. As part of their visit to the exhibition, visitors can participate in readings, presentations and discussions.
About Lawrence Lek
Lawrence Lek is an artist, filmmaker and musician who unifies diverse practices—architecture, gaming, video, music and fiction—into a continuously expanding cinematic universe. Over the last decade, Lek has incorporated vernacular media of his generation, such as video games and computer-generated animation, into site-specific installations and digital environments, which he describes as “three-dimensional collages of found objects and situations.” Often featuring interlocking narratives and the recurring figure of the wanderer, his work explores the myth of technological progress in an age of social change.
About LAS Art Foundation
LAS Art Foundation works with visionary artists to give form to future imaginaries. We commission exhibitions, performances and experimental formats that bring new perspectives to critical subjects of our times, from artificial intelligence, gaming and quantum computing to ecology and biotechnology.
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