Seminar by Prof Christian Jendreiko
Center Leo Apostel. VUB
Friday 6 Sept | 14:00 - 16:00
Artificial intelligence? That was yesterday’s dream. The question is, if we can develop artificial intuition.
In his research project at the HSD Duesseldorf, Christian Jendreiko tries to explore, if there are answers to this question. With Donald Schoen’s idea of the reflective practitioner on mind, the motivation for this research project on the one hand is the desire to understand more about the nature of the art-making process, within which the „intuitive selection“ (Frieder Nake) is assumed as an key-element that deserves close investigation. On the other hand the project is driven by the question what kind of decisions can become elements of the set of decisions that are performed by an „aesthetic program“ written by the artist.
Until now, the explorations within this research project have generated a tree of lacking knowledge with an yet unfixed arity of branches on which questions are growing like these: Is the translation of intuitive selection into a working machine in general impossible or just far from simple? Is intuitive selection accessible to formalization? What kind of symbolic representation would be the right one? Are we far away from any answer? Or does it lay right in front of our eyes and we just can’t see it, because our view is banned by discrete ideas? And what can we really know about the things we have on our minds? Christian Jendreiko is looking forward to give a tour through this tree, ready to stop at any branch of interest for discussion and cybernetic feedback.
Christian Jendreiko, Bausteine zu einer Theorie der ersosiblen Ästhetik, lecture, Universität Bonn, 2017
Christian Jendreiko, Lust & Rätsel, Folkwang Museum, 2019
Christian Jendreiko (born 1969) is Professor for digital communication at the Peter Behrens School of Art/HSD, Duessldorf, Germany.His works and performances are displayed in museums, galleries and institutions all over the world.
In 2003 a set of his works were included into the collection of the Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. For the last 34 years Jendreiko has been collaborating with Stefan Werni on the duo Werni & Jendreiko developing their shared concept of ‘Spekulative Elektronik’ (‘Speculative Electronics’). Since 1998 he has been a member of the Düsseldorf-London-based artist group hobbypopMUSEUM.
This event is organised by CLEA ArtScience research group which researches possibilities for synthesis of scientific and artistic methods, and the lecture is part of a larger CLEA seminar series.
The ArtScience group consists of scientifically literate artists and artistically active scientists from different backgrounds and nationalities working closely together. For more info, please see this link.