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Crush (29,177,78)


Glass beads, plastic beads, drawing of  sculpture converted to pattern for needlework, nylon thread, brass, latex tube, projected sequence of 137 colours produced using a basic algorithm to convert words for emotions to RGB values


Crush (29,177,78) is a meditation on the negation of physical, affective, and sensorial cues that occurs when relationships become digitised and facilitated by algorithms. The work considers the possibility of re-materialising that which is discarded when behaviour is understood as data, and decisions and selections made by artificial intelligence are indistinguishable from those made by humans.

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Elke Finkenauer is a visual artist of New Zealand and German descent, living and working in Glasgow and Auckland

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