Our release date for Asahi 4.0 is almost there! Join us on the 30th of September 2015 at 20:00 ! Our CEO, Skyler Lindenberg will give a product presentation of our latest curatorial robot.
No other places than those where we work have been subject to the rigorous changes over the last centuries; from steam engine (1.0) to electrical energy (2.0) to IT (3.0) to Cyber Physical Systems (4.0). Industry 4.0 is currently being developed focusing on the production and incorporation of Autonomous Machines and Virtual Environments within the cycle of industrial production, ultimately leading to a Smart Factory.
Key design concepts of Industry 4.0 are Interoperability, Virtualization, Decentralization, Real-Time Capability, Service Orientation and Modularity. Confronted with this skeleton construct of the future we, at HARD-CORE, could only think of how these concepts are already applied within our ways of working. Even though we operate on a seemingly counterproductive organ called ‘art’ we find ourselves affiliate with the notion of Industry 4.0, and wonder if we could even speak of an Art 4.0.
We do see opportunity and potential for a 4.0-isation of artistic production in its shift toward a service-oriented practice, integrated with the latest available technologies. The goal is to think of a device on which we, as artists, can rely and experiment with. Coincidentally we have been working in the past years on a curatorial robotic device that is currently arriving at its latest successor named: Asahi 4.0.
The launch of ASAHI 4.0 is hosted by Art Guard, a non-profit organisation allowing artists to live and work affordably in London.
For more information about Art Guard visit their website: http://www.artguard.org/
ASAHI 4.0 is generously supported by the European Pavilion and Instytut Sztuki Wyspa.
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HARD-CORE is an Amsterdam and London based artist-run organization operating non-hierarchically and non-authoritatively by delegating tasks algorithmically between collaborative parties. Since its foundation in spring 2011, HARD-CORE has developed curatorial methods that problematize aspects of exhibition-making, such as subjective choices based on notions of harmony and taste. It recently established a database supported by its robotic curator Asahi to organize exhibitions. HARD-CORE is kindly supported by the European Pavilion. Recent exhibitions include; Close your Eyes, LET GOOOOO, Ruimte Ceasar (NL, 2014); IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST, NEW: ART CENTER, BWA Zielona Góra (PL, 2014); Logic if you want human if you like, Alpineum (CH, 2013), Stricly Digital, Wyspa Art Center (PL, 2015).