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While Offerus deals with the concept of the cyborg, an extension of man and his natural resources, Hidéo explores the idea of the art machine, which extends traditional artistic creative processes. In this broad field of ethics and questions of the mode of action of the Anthropocene, the artists meet in the exploration of the Conditio Humana in the course of the formation of digital neo-modernity. To this end, they allow an artificial intelligence programmed by Hidéo to access Offerus’ paintings, thus creating a new interface between man, machine and expressive power. As a symbiosis of algorithms, paintings and A.I. works, the whole is realized in a installation.
The artwork explores the question of whether sexuality is something inherently natural. Whether it should be considered normal to present hyper-sexualized bodies ubiquitously, or whether the indistinction between sexual attraction, libido, and aesthetic attraction or interest might conceal several, hedonistic dimensions that may overlap but might also exist independently of each other. By addressing the issue of asexuality through the use of intra-machine correspondence of artificial intelligence, Hidéo SNES creates a space ostensibly void of sexualized emotion. This creates a protected area, an asexual bubble, an area that is withdrawn and in which one can retreat. A space that invites visitors to explore their bodies beyond sexuality and sexual desire while eating cake.
Creative Cluster Wien, Viktor-Christ-Gasse 10
“Ever since Homo sapiens has existed, he has invented things to make his life easier. Tools that make him stronger, more powerful, and able to overcome the constraints of nature. But this story of empowerment is riddled with a dichotomy that is still felt today and worries many people. The more they want to control the world, the further it moves away from them. Technical progress creates a distance to nature, even to one’s own naturalness: it becomes abstract. Thus man overcomes everything that seems strange and threatening to him, only to alienate himself and to perceive his own actions as a threat. With the light bulb he has an artificial sun, with the hotplate an artificial fire, and not infrequently he imagines himself as a great work of art, which makes him happy and which he deplores; he is the victor of progress. And yet he feels himself a victim of it, enjoys the freedom, and sees himself uprooted. He still wants to go back to an order that is not made but given. Back to the lost paradise that knows no progress and overcomes the disenchantment of modernity. […]”