The project ,separated values explores the simulative potential of data processes, a key element of contemporary cultural and technological formations. As part of the project, the artist developed a device that enables different interface strategies for data processing. Through a series of transmissions between data and signal (digital and analogue), the device has been used to materialise various natural and social phenomena as data models.
The installation consists of phosphorescent 3D-printed data models which, receiving and emitting light, oscillate in their appearance between the virtual and the physical, as well as an analogue projection of an electron beam from an oscilloscope screen, based on which the 3D models were created in an AI-supported videogrammetry environment.
Rather than the semantic or functional value of data models, ,separated values foreground their plasticity and formative power while also modelling the potentialities of analogue-digital entanglements.
Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory
Curator and text: Maja Burja
Device development: Staš Vrenko (concept and programming), Gregor Krpič (circuit board development)
Technical assistance with device development: Luka Frelih
Technical support: RogLab, osmo/za
Acknowledgement: Tomo Per