ARTIST

Przemyslaw Sanecki

Poland

Born 1977 in Trzebnica, Poland. Lives & works in Edinburgh, UK. He debuted in 1999 with a performance in Entropia Gallery in Wroclaw. Since then he is active in many fields of fine arts. His works range from intense body art performance through experimental electronics and live coding practice to novel use of artificial intelligence as medium of art. His works have been presented in Poland, Europe and USA, including Slingshot Festival, Galeria Stereo, Galeria Entropia, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, CSW Ujazdowski Castel, Galeria Start, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, and Kunst-Werke in Berlin.

The Queen of the Dream

201600:00:00Installation Art
The Queen of the Dream maps reality of British politics into a world of dream and tries to debate a relationship between old political regimes and established technocracies. Deep machine learning has gained a substantial media attention. Most recently, defeating top human players in an ancient game Go revived fears of the creeping end of human supremacy. However, at the other end of the spectrum, a pop culture is remaking the Sixties as a result of Google’s Deep Dream. Hippy aestheticism of images dreamed by machines obscures the fact that the very technologies are essential for ruling classes to maintain the current power balance. Cognitive technologies are a steam engine of the present, not blotters of LSD. As for that, The Queen of the Dream restores a counter- cultural potential of hallucinations. Acknowledgement: For the purpose of a non-commercial research, data mining and criticism the work utilises a fair amount of “State Opening of Parliament 2015” by UK Parliament (Standard YouTube Licence)



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