Don't You Forget About Me
A project by Numero Cromatico
curated by Daniela Cotimbo
in partnership with con Re:Humanism
July 5th - 15th, 2021
Opening July 5th 2021 - 6:00 pm
Sala Santa Rita, Rome
Don't You Forget About Me is a project by Numero Cromatico for Sala Santa Rita curated by Daniela Cotimbo, in collaboration with Re:Humanism.
The exhibition stems from the collective's investigation into the mechanisms of perception and their stimulation through artistic devices.
To do so, Numero Cromatico uses artificial intelligence to create epitaphs. The texts generated are addressed to the audience, in an attempt to make them question their perceptions, memories and their role on Earth.
The installation is made up of three hand-sawn banners that recall the large altarpieces typically found in religious architecture, yet they renounce iconography in favour of colour and text.
The installation features the voice of Italian philosopher “Bifo” reading out a selection of the (AI-generated) epitaphs, shrouding the viewers into an intense dimension while also strengthening the relationship with the artwork itself.