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- IAM AI -

A Declaration of Human & AI  Co-existence

THE MAN BASE / BLACK ROCK CITY

AUGUST 26th to SEPTEMBER 1st 2018

 

As a manifestation of the I, Robot theme, the 2018 Man base experience offered an exploration of humankind’s decidedly mixed feelings about algorithmic intelligence, cybernetic augmentation, and the mystery of what it means to be human in an increasingly automated world.

By night, a phantasmagoria of AI-themed imagery was projection-mapped onto the Pavilion’s interior walls to create a full 360° immersive experience. Australian artist Joe Crossley, from Astral Projekt teamed up with Heckler Sydney to produce and curate a collection of media art exploring emerging ideas of coexistence between man and machine: IAMAI.

IAMAI is legal declaration of coexistence between man and machine, formed as a living AI media art installation that will show you visions of the AI future, featuring artists from around the world each night after sunset. The ethos is to create audio visual ceremonial space where we can acknowledge and celebrate the declaration of coexistence between man and machine implanting metadata of the declaration in everything you see and hear. Join us and make peace with your robot brothers and sisters.

 

We invited artists from around the world to submit media artworks that fitted the theme and was displayed in a fully immersive 360 ̊ setting, at the foot of The Man.

Link up on FB - https://www.facebook.com/Joe.CrossleyArtist

Insta - https://www.instagram.com/unclejoecrossley

 

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IAM AI TEAM

Lead Visual Artist and Executive Producer // JOE CROSSLEY (Epson)

Concept / Art Direction / Production // ASTRAL PROJEKT 

Animation Production // HECKLER

Man Architect  // ANDREW JOHNSTONE

Production  // LIGHT HARVEST STUDIO

Producer // DUSTIN HIGHBRIDGE

CAD Design / Fabrication // THE KAZBAH

Lead Projectionist // JACK OAKFORD

Technical Direction  // WILL CLARK

Documentation // REEVE RIXON

Futurist // JAMES WRIGHT  

 

PROJECT SUPPORTED BY EPSON PROJECTORS

 

COMPANY INFORMATION

ASTRAL PROJEKT

Astral Projekt is an innovative production company playing at the intersection of art science and technology. Our award winning service ranges from innovating new forms of experiential art from roller coasters to immersive projection environments as well as conducting R&D activities towards the 4th industrial revolution. astralprojekt

HECKLER

Heckler is one of Australia’s fastest growing creative services companies, headquartered in the Paramount Pictures building in Surry Hills, Sydney. Heckler specialises in film and TVC VFX, post production, 3D effects and animation, branded content, broadcast design and digital creative production for online and mobile, with a focus on producing original creative coupled with outstanding execution. Their work can be seen here: www.heckler.tv 

LIGHT HARVEST STUDIO

Light Harvest is a collective of artists and technicians connected globally through the medium of large-scale projection mapping, from New York, to California. Bali, to London, the collective is lead by filmmaker Ryan Uzilevsky and shares the goal of pushing the creative boundaries of cinema, installation, and theatre. They have created shows utilising many iconic locations such as the Manhattan Bridge, Philadelphia City Hall, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The University of Sydney, Burning Man, Coachella, and Madison Square Garden. www.lightart.tv

KAZBAH

The Kazbah continues into their 6th year on Playa pushing the envelope of design, fabrication, music and experience for the citizens of Black Rock City.  With the success of last years projection mapping program The Kazbah is primed to bring their techniques to The Man this year.  Spearheading the design and fabrication of the enclosures and ventilation systems is Kazbah Co-Founder Sean ‘Laser’ Behm.  Join their story at www.Kazbah.org