Gazelli Art House is pleased to announce the opening of Sapient by Recycle Group and Refracted Bodies in Project Space by Matteo Zamagni.
In Sapient, Recycle Group deliver visions of a utopia conjured by an eternal AI. Reflecting on the power-imbalances and opacity of current governmental structures, the artists conceived Sapient, an open-code algorithm combining the will of the living and the infinite to enact bureaucratic rulings. Supplanting orthodox government, Sapient would offer a transparent democracy steered by real people and sustained by post-death data and consciousness uploads to the meta-world. A continuation of conceptual investigations by Recycle Group – spanning Venice Biennale and Pompidou interventions – at its core Sapient aims to explore how technology could improve political fault lines.
Matteo Zamagni’s exhibition explores the interconnections of artifice and reality via immersive environments.Refracted Bodies is the distillation of Zamagni’s latest artistic endeavours, combining established artistic media alongside XR (Mixed Reality) experiences. Realms composed of physical and non-physical elements bid visitors occupy and consider their role within the intricate technosphere that constitutes the contemporary age. Sculptures and found objects dispense connections between land and society, and consider the preservation of ancient knowledge and beliefs.
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