SUPEROHM

SUPEROHM
Tanja Vujinović
Installation (objects, custom-made electronics, custom-made software, live processing, sound, video)
Production: Ultramono, 2011
Photographic documentation: Andraž Jan Kušej, Sunčan Stone
Project support: The Ministry of Culture RS, MOL Cultural Department, Conrad Electronic d.o.o. k.d.

How does emergence occur from the simple behaviours of individual agents and creates super-agents of synthetic origin? How biomimicry inspires bionic systems and their functions?

Objects-relatives of otherwise abstract agents of artificial intelligence that crawl, analyse and regulate our surroundings move randomly and subtly affect each other. Superohm is a small habitat for various objects with built-in electronic components that can be divided into different groups, each with a different role. Some leave light traces behind while moving, some allow us to influence the sound in the space through the built-in optical sensors, while others barely move. The furry object with the video camera mounted on the ceiling monitors the actions of all other objects so that the entire processed playground can be viewed on the video projection. The resulting interaction between these objects is full of digital and physical frictions.