The expression, To be determined, implies a future event that will indeed take place, but that lacks precision, the exact details of which are yet to be defined. But it also evokes a state of mind, a hyper-focalisation on a well-identified but uncertain objective, surrounded by obstacles and hindrances, an obsessive stubbornness to achieve one's goal despite everything.
Sports analytics attempts to bridge the gap. It is the discipline where machines capture athletes within oceans of data to both forsee the future and augment the efficiency of their spectacularly goal-driven bodies. But it also feeds into the troubling economics of gamblification, the ability to wager on but the slightest gesture.
To be determined is a lecture weaving between these issues, accompanied by real-time images and texts generated by an Artificial Intelligence whose workings are tethered to its origins in the statistical space of analysis and prediction.
This work was developed during a research residency at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Aix-Marseille University.
- To be determined was presented at the event Scientifica 2, Aix Marseille Université, Aix-en-Provence, 2023
- To be determined, and a program of 16mm experimental films were presented in the framework of the research seminar, Les Milieux Associés, l'École des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, invitation - Maxime Guitton. This event is also part of the exhibition Prompt co-curated with Christophe Bruno at Xanadu with works by Alphonse Allais, Christophe Bruno, Laure Neria and Guillaume Pascale and myself, 2023
- To be determined was presented at the École nationale supérieure de la photographie, invitation - Delphine Paul, 2023