LAWKI—Passages, 2022Commissioned by Digital Art Festival TaiwanConcept by ARK (Arran Lyon, Louis Braddock Clarke, Roosje Klap, Senka Milutinovic, Teoniki Rozynek, Valentin Vogelmann & Zuzanna Zgierska, in collaboration with Federico Campagna)
LAWKI—Passages is part of the LAWKI (Life As We Know It)Photos by Chong Kok Yew
In ‘LAWKI’, a network of unsupervised algorithms curates from a database of online videos. The machine’s compositional gesture broadcasts a new story of today, in which reality merges with the techno-imaginative. LAWKI rejects the capitalist mode of production by creating new content through digital mashup. The spatial installation invites audiences to move between, interact, and play with the screens to recalibrate how media environments are organized. In this walk of wonder, the viewer is not merely a consumer of the cacophonic spectacle but an active co-creator of both process and outcome.
LAWKI–Passages, the third installation of the LAWKI project, has been commissioned by Digital Art Festival Taipei 2022. The title ‘Passages’, resonating with Taipei’s fast-paced environment, was inspired by the so-called ‘dragon passages’ — the empty holes in architectonic structures that allow dragons to pass through, as known from the traditional practice of feng shui.