-I AM 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.
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
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 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
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