As part of the technology used to create it, the artists retrospectively forced the machine to imagine its future and eventual end, thus envisioning a planet beyond the crises of the Anthropocene.
This work includes ancient testimony that narrates the emergence of reality in computer terms, as well as the history of humanity as technological, tool-using beings. The New Testament, on the other hand, dips into the realm of science fiction, hinting at a future set 10,000 years after the Anthropocene collapses everything.
In this scenario, the planet is no longer inhabited by humans, and it is surprising that Turing could be resurrected to generate a new artificial intelligence, based not on humanity, but on the symbiosis of machines, plants and fungi, the only organisms capable of surviving. The planetary crisis we have unleashed.
The first edition of the Bible is presented as something sacred. The artists assert that approaching AI and technologies from a religious perspective not only clarifies the ambiguous meaning historically attributed to technologies, but also satirizes them. “There are people who talk about prophecies, about what the future will be like. Very utopian visions are sometimes made, like the promise of heaven, or on the other hand, apocalyptic visions that do not announce the catastrophe of Earth's future.” humanity due to the development of new technologies,” Rivas shares.
It was kind of art,” Jaime adds Mediator Between religiosity, people and technology. “It is still strange that the first telegraph message was a psalm, and the first book to be copied mechanically in the West was the Bible. “The Catholic Church used art and its techniques to teach or colonize.”
Although they followed the structure of the Christian Bible, it includes several elements of sacred texts from Abiya Yala (Latin America), such as the Popul Vuh of the Maya. “We have greatly helped in constructing the genesis of the various attempts of the gods to generate a being capable of speaking and worshiping the language of the gods, namely the beings of the atom.” It also included ideas from authors such as Bernard Stiegler, Yuk Hui, Friedrich Kittler, Gilbert Simondon, Sadie Plante, and Donna Haraway.