Mr Processor, do You Understand Life? (LUTKE 2022)Performance, length 0 min

Mr Processor, do You Understand Life?, Foto Klemen Skočir
Mr Processor is a two-wheeled robot with artificial intelligence so advanced that it is self-aware. Contrary to the author's expectations, the very moment the robot became self-aware, it inserted a debilitating code into its software and began to behave in a rude and socially unacceptable manner.

The reason for this decision remains unknown. Was thinking about life simply too much for him? Or was the realisation that all robots are meant to serve their human masters the reason he gave up his intelligence and became a burden instead of being useful?

Boštjan Čadež (1979) studied industrial design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Ljubljana. In recent years, as an intermedia artist, he has focused primarily on the field of computer, real-time and generative graphics and robotics, which he presents in the form of performances and installations. He has received several prestigious awards and prizes for his work in the field of design and programming innovation.

Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art Ljubljana is a non-profit cultural institution from Ljubljana that operates both in Slovenia and internationally and is primarily interested in projects that use new technologies to explore and address the structures of contemporary society. It focuses on artistic productions that address social, political, aesthetic and ethical issues.

For 15+.

Boštjan Čadež, Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Creation: Boštjan Čadež