Chambers (work in progress)
Installation, dimension variable, 2021
The ongoing project 'chambers' examines the complex interrelationship between laboratory rats, wild rats and machine learning.
Before machine takes some of the humans’ role it was substituting animals, and before humans experiment with machines they did with animals. As it seems their relationship is inextricably entangled in each other, they are, in fact, each other – partially or entirely. Having this complex ontology, humans have been inevitably anthropomorphizing animals and machines to understand them and also to understand the human self, which shapes again an intricate ecology of empathy. The project examines these ecologies and aims to create a new type of non-hierarchical co-existence.