About the work
𝙈𝙤𝙝𝙨𝙚𝙣 𝙃𝙖𝙯𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞, 𝙁Ã𝙇 𝙋𝙍𝙊𝙅𝙀𝘾𝙏 [𝙉𝙊𝙉𝙀-𝘼𝙄], 2022
Mohsen Hazrati works with the concept of bibliomancy, a process that employs books to foretell the future. In this case, he uses a volume of poetry called The Divan by the Persian poet Hafez, who lived in Shiraz in the fourteenth century. Words from a randomly selected poem by Hafez are used to create an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm which then generates a collection of data made up of random texts which can be found on the internet. With this data, users can obtain their own individual divinations based on a random AI principle, then interpret the results to predict their own futures.
As part of 𝙐𝙉𝙇𝙀𝘼𝙎𝙃𝙀𝘿 𝙐𝙏𝙊𝙋𝙄𝘼𝙎. 𝘼𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙏𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙚𝙩𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚 - VR ART PRIZE by DKB in cooperation with CAA Berlin.
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On view until November 5, 23.
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