APAA member Michelle Isenberg was hired by Junto Capital Management to create an art program reflecting the history and mission of the firm. Michelle suggested to the client that they consider using one artist to create the art program using a variety of media. Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, an APAA colleague, suggested artist Brian Tolle.
Commissioned to work with SALT Research collections, artist Refik Anadol employed machine learning algorithms to search and sort relations among 1,700,000 documents. Interactions of the multidimensional data found in the archives are, in turn, translated into an immersive media installation. Archive Dreaming, which is presented as part of The Uses of Art: Final Exhibition, is user-driven; however, when idle, the installation “dreams” of unexpected correlations among documents.
Shortly after receiving the commission, Anadol was a resident artist for Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence using supercomputers and cutting-edge developments in the field of machine intelligence in an environment that brings together artists and engineers. Developed during this residency, his intervention Archive Dreaming transforms the gallery space on floor -1 at SALT Galata into an all-encompassing environment that intertwines history with the contemporary, and challenges immutable concepts of the archive, while destabilizing archive-related questions with machine learning algorithms.
(pictured left to right: Ashley Calhoun, Isenberg & Associates, Dave Hunt, DG Hunt & Associates, Michelle Isenberg, Isenberg & Associates)
March 31st 2017 Greenland USA hosted the opening of Hotel Indigo at Metropolis. Mayor Eric Garcetti made special mention of Susan Narduli and Refik Anadol’s public artwork ConvergenceLA (pictured) while commemorating the Indigo for being an essential part of the fabric of DTLA.