Curators: Christophe Bruno and Jeff Guess
Website: Jeff Guess
Gwenola Wagon and Pierre Cassou-Noguès
2-4 March 2023
The agents (2023) is a work that questions the contemporary machine for living. In a near future, real estate ads are generated by Artificial Intelligences. Descriptions and photographs are repeated and merged in a uniform cocoon fantasy. Digital filters transform the faces of real estate agents, who take on the stereotypical appearance of animated characters. The cocoon is so soft and colorful that it turns into a nightmare.
Let plants speak, let pure color speak, let the indeterminate speak... Faced with the recent Artificial Intelligence craze, Prompt proposes an exploration of the incompressible ambiguity between gushing words and the vegetal calm of the rhizome, between witty puns and the sublime flatness of the monochrome, between improbable invocations and a future that seems overdetermined.
The group exhibition, Lovelace, proposes a multiscalar incursion into a world that has become a latticework of invisible connections. The artists' works delve into a series of gestures, from painstakingly manual to fully automated, such as folding, binding, weaving or entangling. While certain works indexicallly point to material origins or hidden histories, and others evoke an erotics of algebraical patterns, it becomes clear that this world is deeply intertwingled.