About the Exhibit

Machine Hallucination: NYC

After welcoming over 100,000 visitors in the fall of 2019 as our inaugural New York City exhibit, Machine Hallucination returns to ARTECHOUSE NYC!

Commissioned by ARTECHOUSE and created by Refik Anadol, Machine Hallucination: NYC is a time and space exploration into New York City’s past and potential future. This completely immersive exhibition is of New York, by New York and for New York — a fitting tribute to one of the world’s greatest cities and architectural marvels. Exploring New York through the mind of a machine, Machine Hallucination: NYC aims to uncover the ever-changing shape of the city, evoking our collective memory and the ways that new forms of visual representation can alter our perception of this iconic destination.

This exhibit featured an exclusive location drop of immersive experiential NFT art composed of 1,000 unique NFTs from Anadol. NFTs for onsite purchase are fully sold out and are now available on secondary market only through Nifty Gateway.

“I am very honored that ARTECHOUSE will be presenting Machine Hallucination: NYC for audiences to experience once again. When it opened in 2019, I received such tremendous feedback from many of the thousands of people who attended. Machine Hallucinations emerged from our Studio’s ongoing research into a new understanding of data aesthetics based on collective visual memories of space, nature, and urban environments. It offers an alternative way of imagining the future of cinema and post-digital architecture in relation to the possibilities of neural networks, immersive environments, and machine learning. I am especially excited about the addition of the special NFT offering, so visitors will have a chance to take a piece of the artwork home with them and take their experience at ARTECHOUSE to the metaverse.” Refik Anadol


About the artist

Refik Anadol

Refik Anadol (b.1985, Istanbul, Turkey) is a media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. His body of work positions 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.

Anadol is also a lecturer and researcher for UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts, from which he obtained his Master of Fine Arts.

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