Photography by Daniel Garcia
“There is machinery in the mind that is consciousness. Knowing the machine is the dawn of a new era.”
— Allan Wesler
ARTECHOUSE is the new frontier of sensorial stimulation that was established in 2015 by art advocates Tatiana Pastukhova and Sandro Kereselidze. It’s a new-age social platform for visual artists of the 21st century that work across multidisciplinary mediums to discover new forms of expression through light, sound, and dimension.
Sandro comments, “We get inspired by the artists and their work. We realized that there was no place where one can experience and engage with this type of art-so we decided to create one.”
The three destinations in Washington, Miami, and New York are making an impact on both the local and international art scene by having patrons feel like their part of the exploration of the groundbreaking work that evokes feelings of oneness to the world around us.
“Art should evolve alongside science, culture, and technology, and offer new visions and new forms that are reflective of our times,” shares Tatiana and Sandro.
“Who you are is beyond the mind; you are infinite consciousness, awareness of possibilities experiencing your current reality. Your body is the vehicle and your mind is the tool. You are not the feelings and thoughts themselves, you are the awareness of what you think and feel”.
Miami’s most recent exhibition Refik Anadol’s INFINITE SPACE is a collection of works that revisits Blake’s statement and seeks to cleanse the doors of perception with the tools available in the twenty-first-century. The exhibition explores memories and dreams through the mind of a machine by using data sets ranging from human memories, photographs of Mars, cultural archives, and sea surface activity as data sculptures and paintings. Our lives are framed by a sense of finitude: the sense that everything that we perceive will cease to exist one day. But, if finitude is the only absolute truth in life, how can we imagine structures and patterns that repeat themselves into an unperceivable horizon? How do we frame imagined realities that represent something beyond our perception of life and of linear time?
“When we look through our eyes, we are not seeing reality but merely decoding information in the form of light and literally blind to everything else.”
— Ziad Masri
One of the most significant eighteenth-century English artists William Blake famously said, “if the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is – infinite.”
“This collection of work represents my passion to critically pursue the intersection of machine intelligence, media, and architecture. I hope to offer a new visualization of our digitized memories, expanding the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the body in motion, as well as a dramatic rethinking of the physical world, our relationship to time and space, and the creative potential of machines to enhance our cognitive capacities.” Refik Anadol.
What brought ARTECHOUSE to Miami is its ability to deliver new forms of creative expression to life to educate, inspire, and empower future generations. Miami is a global powerhouse and gateway to the Americas, and also has a bustling arts and culture scene.
“At ARTECHOUSE, we showcase the world’s best digital artists, as well as serving as an incubator and launch-pad for emerging young talents. For instance our inaugural exhibition in Miami is a world-travelled exhibit created by artists Adrien M. and Claire B. who are forerunners in this medium. They’ve been working for decades in experimenting and creating digital artwork, and their work is rooted in experiences with nature and in the past. This is very important especially when for 95 percent of our visitors this is their first encounter with new media art. We always have to consider that as we plan the programming.”