Space in the Mind of a Machine

Refik Anadol

If machines can learn and process individual and collective memories, can they also dream or hallucinate them? Since 2016, Refik Anadol Studio has been conducting interdisciplinary research on the relation between the human mind, architecture, and aesthetics to speculate responses to these questions. Taking the data that flows around us as his primary material, and the neural network of a computerized mind as his collaborator, Anadol’s work reflects on new ways of narrating collective memory in physical and virtual spaces, including the blockchain. In this talk Anadol shares his studio's site-specific parametric data sculptures, live audio/visual performances, immersive installations, and NFTs, which collectively offer a dramatic rethinking of our spatial environments.