ABOUT THE INSTALLATION
by Refik Anadol
On View Starting - September 6th 2019
Machine Hallucination, Anadol’s first large-scale installation in New York City is a mixed reality experiment deploying machine learning algorithms on a dataset of over 300 million images—representing a wide-ranging selection of architectural styles and movements—to reveal the hidden connections between these moments in architectural history. As the machine generates a data universe of architectural hallucinations in 1025 dimensions, we can begin to intuitively understand the ways that memory can be spatially experienced and the power of machine intelligence to both simultaneously access and augment our human senses. By embedding photography with machine intelligence a new latent cinematic experience is born, one that narrates the fluid consciousness of a city and displays cultural information in a way that allows us to realize the complex fabric that unfolds our present realities.
For its debut at ARTECHOUSE in Chelsea Market, the installation will focus on architectural images of New York City, revealing the hidden connections between unique moments in the city's iconic architectural culture and history. The installation will harness machine learning to render New York's most renowned buildings in stunning new ways, illuminating the city's architectural past, present and future.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Refik Anadol (b. 1985, Istanbul, Turkey) is a media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. His body of work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. In taking the data that flows around us as his primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as his collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush, offering us radical visualizations of our digitized memories and expanding the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the body in motion. Anadol’s site-specific parametric data sculptures, live audio/ visual performances, and immersive installations take many forms, while offering a dramatic rethinking of the physical world, our relationship to time and space, and the creative potential of machines.
Taking over the never previously occupied boiler room space beneath Chelsea Market’s main concourse, ARTECHOUSE will offer visitors and artists alike the most technologically advanced art platform in the world.
Utilizing the Barco-powered, 16K resolution, 150 megapixel, laser projection technology, ARTECHOUSE will be the first cultural institution to integrate the largest seamless megapixel count, bringing every pixel alive in the widest color spectrum.
The digital art space will also be the first of its kind to utilize L’ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology with 32 separate channels, enabling artists to create and deliver new multidimensional sound experiences for live and recorded productions.
"The mission of ARTECHOUSE has always been to give a platform to creators whose work pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of technology and the arts,” said co-founder and art director Sandro. “We are thrilled to debut Refik Anadol’s visionary, groundbreaking new installation, which will engage New York audiences with an entirely new, never-before-seen kind of art experience of their beloved city.”
ADMISSION & HOURS
SUNDAY - THURSDAY
10AM - 10PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
10AM - 11PM
AR Bar operates starting at 12pm on weekdays and 11am on weekends. Hours are subject to change.
Recommended for ages 6+.
**These are Admission & Hours for
on view Sept 6, 2019**
Adults (15-64) $24
Students, Seniors (65+) & Military ID holders $20
Children (2-14) $17
All visitors ages 2 and above require admission tickets.
All ticket sales are final.
No refunds, exchanges or transfers.
*Pricing does not include tax + processing fees.