Memory Intensified by Hand of Manual World is a two-channel video installation that continues the artist’s research into the development of various machine learning and artificial perceptual systems. Ramić excavates an uneasy poetics from the language and methodologies employed by the computational scientists designing these technologies, locating within this space a series of extended metaphors for our own lacunae of perception—and by extension, the tenuousness of all human knowledge.
Developed during her time at lower_cavity, the project represents Ramić’s first foray into working with projection. The work consists of two loops projected onto scrims of sheer fabric, creating floating, apparition-like sequences of partially overlaid animals, insects, and objects. The images themselves are taken from ImageNet, an openly available database of web-sourced images used in the training various artificial perception systems.
Works by what creatuers want? To disintegrate at regular intervals, to close me one day with eyes, to stopping time problems.
Mildly asked us pictures of them to regenerate-after-losing-nearly-half-its-body. Unseen flower absent space decision to leave the memories. Self-supervised degradation: the calculation you do not feel in you can be the same.
Adriana Ramić is an artist based in New York. She has had one and two person exhibitions at the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; Kimberly-Klark, New York, and Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam; and also exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; New Galerie, Paris; LUMA/Westbau, Zürich; Kunstpalais, Erlangen, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, and many others. Her work has been covered in publications such as Artforum, Flash Art, and the New York Times, and she has spoken at Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö; American Medium, New York; homeschool, Portland; Yale School of Art, New Haven; and University of the Arts, Helsinki.