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Tuomas A. Laitinen



Video installation, (12 min)

The video installation looks at the ways technology is a go-between in human-to-human interaction, both mental and physical. We use touch screens made of rare earth minerals and we use robots to perform surgical procedures that require extreme precision.

A different world of tactile sensation is represented by the octopus, which is able to use each of its tentacles to perform complex tasks independently, as each tentacle has its own autonomous nervous system. The text and speech in the installation is AI-generated. They are produced by an algorithm that has been taught to use language through feeds of experimental literature.

Co-produced with AVEK and Kiasma.

Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen

Tuomas A. Laitinen

Born in Finland in 1976
Based in Helsinki

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