The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 Tuesday, November 24, 2020


The Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center opens a solo exhibition of works by Yochi Shrem
Installation view.



TEL AVIV.- The technology of artificial intelligence is advancing fast. It creates robots and computers that can hold a conversation, write books, films, and musical pieces. Drive cars, design clothes, and paint paintings. The artificial intelligence produces Apps that can know everything about us, run our lives, allow us to feel that we are not – almost – alone in the world, create for us imagined worlds, and allow us to wander inside them. But regarding emotions and touch, well, no real success has been made. Yet.

Yochi Shrem's work is about the place of the 'person' in the digital revolution, and the inability of the algorithmic language to communicate expressions and emotions. It is composed of a series of four objects made of an iron net and knitting. The work began with scans of the artist's face to 3D software while making different expressions – fear, laughter, surprise. The software generated a digital wireframe with primary colors marking the facial muscles that 'took part' in creating the expression. The way the software mediated the emotions remained artificial. The software was unable to mimic that complex, human, and unique process.

On the one hand, the work was formed using the most advanced digital technology, and on the other, it incorporates knitting –historic, laborious craftsmanship. Shrem follows the colorful digital mapping of the facial movements – that illustrate how the muscles create each expression – and reconstructs them through kitting. In her work, Shrem indicates the present failure in converting human emotions, and especially converting facial expressions, into artificial intelligence. She examines the place of the emotion in the digital culture, and asks whether the digital flattening will affect in the future on human beings' unique features and their individual face and expressions? What is the future of interpersonal communication? Will the threat to these forms of communications grow – and subsequently to the culture.

Shrem inverts the contemporary dialogue that discusses the ability of artificial intelligence to mimic human beings, their thoughts, and emotions. Instead of focusing on the avatar's ability to be like a "human being," she inquires about turning the human being into an avatar: can that whole we call a person – and the individual self-portrait – be copied, duplicated, and created. Her answer lies in her choice to keep knitting, to return to the historic craft characterized by repetitiveness, labor, and learning processes and has room for interpretations and errors that expose the "glitch" in the system.










Today's News

December 24, 2019

British Museum acquires rare 1,000-year-old seal on third attempt

Arts Minister leads call to save outstanding Gainsborough landscape painting

Georgia Museum of Art features Italian Renaissance drawings

Obama portrait artist Kehinde Wiley's work joins collection at MFA, St. Petersburg

Freeman's concludes successful final sale at 1808 Chestnut Street

Marciano Foundation worker files suit claiming mass layoffs were illegal

Ken Heyman, 89, dies; Collaborative photographer with a singular eye

Words to live by: Artists we lost in 2019

Andres Segovia's guitar goes up for auction

Galerie Catherine Issert presents an exhibition imagined by Anna-Patricia Kahn and Catherine Issert

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions

Martin Green CBE asked by government to develop plans to curate a UK-wide festival in 2022

Notre Dame will not host Christmas mass, a first in more than 200 years

Marc Jancou opens an exhibition of works by Alighiero Boetti and Marie Hazard

Sotheby's Wine reaches record heights In 2019

Top cars at H&H Classics 2019: Overview & highlights of the year & some predictions for 2020

The Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center opens a solo exhibition of works by Yochi Shrem

Little Sun reaches a milestone by successfully delivering one million solar lamps worldwide

New exhibition tells the story of a pioneering photography gallery

Using his camera as a witness and weapon

David Hall T206 Baseball Card Collection Part III opens for bidding at Heritage Auctions

Former Romanian dictator Ceausescu's 4x4 sold at auction

New artwork by Catherine Yass commemorating 100 years of women in law unveiled at The Supreme Court

West gives Lincoln Center an opera for Christmas

Tips on How to Write an Academic Paper Quicker

These are the 5 Best African Wildlife Photo Safari Destinations





Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful