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19 décembre 2006    Sur l\'Art   

Publié par Laurent Neyssensas

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez’s project for the 2006 Cairo International Biennale continues the artist’s creative and iconoclastic investigation into the philosophical dimensions of art and social consciousness in contemporary American culture. The installation consists of an isolated, life-sized figure directed by a computer to flail continuously on the floor of a predetermined space. The installation – which is partly inspired by the imagery of director Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner, itself based on the science-fiction classic, Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – uses the animatronic sculpture as a metaphor for epistemological and social dysfunction. By alluding to the transfer of cognitive structures from humans to machines in the late twentieth century, as articulated by the Mexican philosopher Manuel de Landa, Martinez seeks to broach an analysis of intelligence and self-determination in the age of information technology. via E Flux

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