Dada. State of the Reference (2017)
!Mediengruppe Bitnik lets Google evaluate Man Ray's The Poet by inputing
the image into its similar images search. What does the machine see in
this piece of art? What's the state of art as it is determined by one of
the most influential knowledge gate-keepers in the world?
Man Ray's The Poet is the input for a recursive images search. Unfortunately the image stream immediately leaves the realm of art. Moving directly to the latest mens hairstyles to Bruce Lee and Vietnamese celebrities, perfect smiles, women with headaches, smiling boys, plastic surgery, celebrities with blond hair, hairstyles for women.
The recursive loop ends in its 1321st iteration with an image of a Nespresso machine.
This piece was produced for the dadaclub.online, a project by Link Art Center, Brescia Italy