The Decisive Instant
Centre culturel canadien
December 10th, 2021 - April 15th, 2022 10:00 - 18:00
Opening hours from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm.
From December 10, 2021 to April 15, 2022, the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris presents “Decision Making: The Decisive Instant” as part of the official programme of Némo – International Biennial of Digital Arts of the Île-de-France Region produced by CENTQUATRE-PARIS, in partnership with Elektra (Montreal)
Decisions are the result of complex cognitive processes. Considering them collectively, as they involve our shared futures, makes them nothing less than crucial. But, more and more often, we include machines in such processes through decisional algorithms. Of course, this raises questions that artists know how to put into perspective. Because the age we are currently living in, a simple instant in the history of our planet, is decisive considering the choices available so we can move forward in a world ruled by the responsible and ethical development of Artificial Intelligence.
It is now that human rights are at stake, that we can decide what will emerge from the use of our personal data. Experiencing artworks created from decisive processes extracted from the invisible propels us into an immediate future that, for now, still belongs to us.
Produced by the Canadian Cultural Centre, the exhibition brings together fifteen artists, coming from Canada, France, Estonia, Germany, Finland and Spain: Baron Lanteigne – Aram Bartholl – Adam Basanta – Véronique Béland – France Cadet – Naomi Cook – Pascal Dombis – Jean Dubois – Marie-Eve Levasseur – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Sabrina Ratté – David Spriggs – Maija Tammi – Varvara & Mar
Curators: Dominique Moulon and Alain Thibault
Associated curator: Catherine Bédard
As part of Némo – International Biennial of Digital Arts of the Île-de-France Region, by the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, from October 9, 2021 to January 9, 2022.