The Arkanian Shenron is a technological animism specimen, that lives simultaneously on macroscopic (analog), subatomic (Quantum Interactions), and digital (Twitter) platforms. Made of bronze, an ancient technique of more than five thousand years ago, it is equipped with a particle detector from the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) which makes it sensitive to the passage of Muons *. Representing the cross-disciplinary language of Luca Pozzi combines, under the guise of the Shenron character inspired by the Dragon Ball manga, references from the Renaissance (Wings / Madonna del Parto by Piero della Francesca); from theoretical physics (Crown / Spin Foam / Loop Quantum Gravity); from the sculpture of the ‘900 (Hands / Medardo Rosso); from multi-messenger cosmology (Eyes / Detectors); from mathematics (body / non-commutative geometry); from experimental physics (heart / Standard Model); from information technology (queue / IBM Quantum Computer). Equipped with a rudimental artificial intelligence and software connected to Twitter, every 16 revelations it organizes 16 words, randomly selected from a pool of philosophy texts, in a Haiku with an open divinatory sense and then shared it in a visible message on his social network profile, inhabited by the Arkanian Shenron in his avatar version (3D graphics) at (https://twitter.com/arkanianshenron). The work highlights the biodiversity of physical phenomena beyond the classic concept of sensitive matter, underlining the existence of distant correlations organized in an intimately hyper-connected relational texture capable of connecting events from multiple times and multiple spaces.

Installation view Stol, 3, Dolomites, Mezzano, Italy. [Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Bronze sculpture, INFN particle detector, messaging software, internet connection, twitter profile, PLA component, blue leds, dedicated web site.
Dim:70x40x40 cm.
Photo Credit: Valerio Panella.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture. Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/arkanianshenron

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail:Loop Quantum Gravity Crown / Multi-Messenger Cosmology Eyes.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: IBM Quantum Computer Component.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail:Loop Quantum Gravity Crown.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail:Loop Quantum Gravity Crown.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Standard Model Particle Diagram.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Piero Della Francesca’s angels wings from “La Madonna del Parto” Renaissance painting.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture. Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Medardo Rosso’s smiling children faces.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture. Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.

[Arkanian Shenron] 2020.
Digital Avatar for the Twitter profile of the bronze sculpture.
Detail: Non Commutative Geometry Diagram.
Render Credit: Massimo Russo and Luca Pozzi.