Michel, Cassandre, Google et les autres

Michel, Cassandre, Google et les autres

2021 Brussels Constant Vitrine Mixed Media Installation

Partners : Algolit, An Mertens, Gijs de Hej

Support : Constant, Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles

Photo credits : Guillaume Slizewicz

An exploration of algorithms reading a poetic story in a news article archive on digital surveillance.

Is it possible for algorithms to read a poetic story in an archive of news articles on digital surveillance, updated daily by the same person for fifteen years? Can algorithms read the story of the creators’ database while parsing it?

Together with the collective Algolit, we investigated these questions using e-traces, the database maintained by artist Michel Cleempoel. The answers are a source of inspiration for poetic and visual literary creations visible in Constant’s window and on this link (URL: http://etraces.une-anthologie.be/).