The “Arkanian Mirror” (2022) is a technological animism specimen, that lives simultaneously on macroscopic (Analog), subatomic (Quantum Interactions), and digital (Twitter / Internet) platforms.
Made of a simple daily object, a table mirror, it is equipped with a particle detector created in collaboration with the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN @infn_insights ) which makes it sensitive to the passage of Muons coming from the stratosphere but correlated to violent explosions generated in the deep space.
Every time a particle interacts with the artwork a pair of blue LEDS, as cute little eyes, flash creating a bridge with the visitor’s relative perspective.
A hyper object, programed with a rudimental artificial intelligence, able to convert the particle revelation into a word randomly selected from a pool of texts about climate change.
Every 16 revelations it creates a phrase, a kind of japanese contemporary Haiku, with an open divinatory sense, ready to be shared, as a public message, on his personal Twitter profile (https://mobile.twitter.com/arkanianmirror), inhabited by the “Arkanian Mirror” avatar version in 3D graphics.
The final stage of the multi-layerd experience is a dedicated web-site (www.thearkanians.com/mirror) where the Arkanian, as a quantum prophet, declaims the last Tweet with a self generated browser voice.
The work, commissioned by The 23 @triennalemilano curated by @vaudoersilia , highlights the biodiversity of physical phenomena beyond the classic concept of sensitive matter, underlining the existence of a network of non-local correlations organized in an intimately hyper-connected relational texture of pure information, able to connect events from multiple times and multiple spaces.