NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform
TAGS: BYAA ´17  

-4227.09.00, 2017

200 x 350 cm

Paper, drypoint

The artwork consists of 20 pieces and is meant to illustrate a system.
The drawing itself is based on the book “Age of spiritual machines” by Roy Kurtzweil. He is a well known computer scientist, who has predicted multiple technological achievements. In his book he predicts the creation of intelligent machines by 2029 and the following technological singularity after that. Kalniņš, as an artist, illustrates this phenomenon by creating a print which shows a system, lacking any humanity, and defining its status in the space its exponated and the status its holds in relation with the viewer.