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  • Anthropomorphic and abstract machines

    Until the end of this week - the exhibition Elixir Distillers at Galerija Kapelica / Kapelica Gallery is part of the Anthropomorphic Machines, my multi-year project, which is created on the twentieth anniversary of my artistic practice - through these new installations I summarise the key elements of my works - anthropomorphic and abstract machines, their roles in virtual/actual worlds, algorithms of noise, relationship of body, consciousness and technology, as well as the »uncanny« of technology.
    Within this particular exhibition, I am exploring what can constitute a panacea nowadays - elements for elixirs and anthropomorphic agents are here functioning as research tools and “objects-to-think-with” about past and future technologies. 

    Garden of the Elixir Pill (first Rx: Cinnabarit, Realgar, Boswellia Sacra, Lead, Rainwater, Atmospheric Particles)
    Garden of the Elixir Pill (second Rx: Distilled Water, White Clay, Ganoderma Lucidum, Natural Sea Sponge, European Black Nightshade)
    Spiritus Agens (Rx: Diluted Alcohol processed through Active Charcoal)
    Elixir Station (Rx: Alcohol, Distilled Water, Arundo Donax, Cannabis Sativa)
    Garden of the Elixir Pill (Rx: Silica sand, synthetic organisms, three instances of "higher" organisms meditate through sound, their heads are located in real-time generated environment where they regenerate Tao Te Ching using Markov Chain algorithm)
    Elixir Machine (first Rx: relocation of a person into the virtual world, where s/he leaves a mark in the form of a unique randomly generated geometric object)
    Elixir Machine - (second Rx: Alcohol extraction of more than 60 ingredients - complete list is here: http://ultramono.org/elixir-machine)