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analog interactive installation / kinetic sculpture / post-digital drawing machine

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SMART FACTORY, une fabrique d’oeuvres d’art
LeTetris, Le Havre, France


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Guided tour every day from June 24th to September 3rd at 11am and 3pm.










ADA - analog interactive installation / kinetic sculpture / post-digital drawing machine
Named after 19th century English mathematician, Ada Lovelace, ADA is a self-forming artwork and post-industrial “creature”, resembling a molecular hybrid from nano biotechnology. Filled up with helium and spiked with charcoals, the membrane-like globe floats freely in each room it is located and leave marks on the walls, ceilings and floors. It is meant to be a movement to experience visually, like a computer that generates unforeseeable output after receiving a command. > more


LE TETRIS
is a center for artistic creation and dissemination, serving Le Havre and its region. Le Tetris opened its doors at Fort de Tourneville in September 2013. It is a contemporary music venue with two halls - one with capacity of 815 and the other 193. But that is not all: the halls were designed to be versatile, to host music events, dance, theatre, the visual arts and much more.> more


SMART FACTORY, une fabrique d’oeuvres d’art
An exhibition organized in partnership with Le Manège / Maubeuge and the International Biennial of Digital Arts (NEMO).
The history of art is intimately linked to technological progress. As early as the 19th century, Ada Lovelace imagined machines capable of poetic creation. Jean Tinguely created his own series of ‘artist’ machines in the 1950s. Today, algorithms are everywhere and tools for creation have integrated forms of artificial intelligence.
Some head-spinning questions are thus being asked: can artistic production be ‘programed’ to respond to predictable criteria on the market? Are machines also capable of creativity or even sensitivity, as Philip K. Dick’s science fiction suggests? Will machines even replace artists one day?
The Smart Factory exhibition curated/thought up by Charles Carcopino, tackles these questions via installations illustrating the creative process but concealing the artists’ presence. Spectators are given the role of muse, their presence influencing the art being created.

Other artists: 
• Patrick Tresset
• Véronique Béland
• A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck
• Niklas Roy
• YANG02, So Kanno
• Grégory Chatonsky











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An exhibition organized in partnership with Le Manège / Maubeuge and the International Biennial of Digital Arts (NEMO).
Smart Factory is produced within the framework of a SUMMER IN HAVRE 2017 by the Tetris with the support of the Public Interest Group "Le Havre 2017", the FORT !, the MARC association and the Havre companies: PUBLIMAGE, HNP, STEG ELEC, GNC Carpentry.

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