Search engines are answer-machines. They evaluate and determine the relevance and popularity and value of the information I search for. Based on mathematical equations, algorithms present a ranking of fitting selections. Algorithms have an increasingly dominating effect on all of our life activities.
The sources of the images for this project are paintings, drawings, prints, objects, analogue photographs. They have been digitally created and computer processed, stored, and then selected and re-created by algorithms. Algorithms are computational imagination.
I set up the parameters for this project, push the button, edit, select, and curate the work. My actions are controlled and driven by instinct and intellect, my brain, my consciousness, and the consciousness of others.
John Cage for consciously giving up control and inviting chance to expand his art practice;
Richard Prince, Cory Arcangel, Thomas Ruff, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, and many others for extending Duchamp's concept of appropriation into the Now of new media and Internet art;
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz who has been credited as the father of modern algorithm: "While Leibniz made groundbreaking contributions towards the modern binary number system as well as integral and differential calculus, his role in the history of computing amounts to more than the sum of his scientific and technological accomplishments. He also advanced what we might consider a kind of "computational imaginary" - reflecting on the analytical and generative possibilities of rendering the world computable." (Dr Jonathan Gray: "Let us Calculate!": Leibniz, Llull, and the Computational Imagination in "The PUBLIC DOMAIN REVIEW")