“Enigma” by Yan Breuleux, Alain Thibault

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  • ©, Yan Breuleux and Alain Thibault, Enigma
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Artist(s) and People Involved:



Artist Statement:

    The performance Enigma depicts forms of visual and sound information transcoding. Amongst the themes explored, the artists worked around the thought of mathematician Alan Turing through the exploration of issues related to artificial intelligence, deep learning, and digital identity. The creators also focused on the parallel drawn by Turing between the cryptographer and the physician, who attempts to decrypt the universe in which we live. The inclusion of a human-machine dialogue, inspired by a series of experiences conducted at Google in the area of deep learning, gives us a glimpse at the challenge machines will face in their learning and decrypting of human thought. Finally, we could not ignore one of the great repercussions of the development of cybernetics by taking up the text of a famous monologue by physicist Robert Oppenheimer on the consequences of research on the atom.

    Enigma, 2019.
    Stereo sound, single channel live video, computers, controllers,
    TouchDesigner software. Audiovisual Performance. 35’00.
    *Organized by Art Center Nabi, sponsored by Government of Quebec Seoul, Korea
    Visuals Yan Breuleux
    Music Alain Thibault
    Touch Designer Programmer Rémi Lapierre