Leviathan: Technology With a Personality
March 3, 2014
The latest installation by artist Przemysław Jasielski is a technological creature named Leviathan. When approached by a human being, Leviathan produces sounds and vibrations that are never the same. The creature seems to have a personality of its own and is driven by its own logic. Unlike other manmade machines, Leviathan alters its behavior according to its changing moods.
Jasielski’s installation is controlled by a computer program that emulates a personality equipped with a set of emotions. These trigger unique reactions that take Leviathan a step closer to a biological life form. Visitors to the gallery are confronted with an unpredictable machine capable of spontaneously reacting to stimuli.
Jasielski’s art takes generously from modern technology and science as well as literature. His Leviathan creature refers to the book of that name by 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. His projects combine engineering, mechanics, acoustics, sound engineering, computer programming and the philosophy of science.
Until March 22
Le Guern Gallery; 8 Widok St., Warsaw; www.leguern.pl