Inside the High-Dimensional White Cube - Bright Objects Hypnotize the Mind

Technologies like artificial intelligence do not magically appear out of thin air, yet their magical appeal is promising us the dark depths of original creation. How can this promise be broken by artistic practices that harbour an interest in the body, in decolonial work, in history?

Arif is a research fellow of the research consortium AI Forensics (2022-25) and a PhD candidate at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. His research focuses on algorithmic conflict prediction within the humanitarian sector. Currently, Arif is the head of a temporary master’s at Sandberg Instituut titled Artificial Times, which invites students to critically engage with music, sound and AI. Arif co-founded the radio Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, a curatorial platform for contemporary art, critical music and sound. Arif also produces music and sound pieces for exhibitions and performances.