"I Rebel, therefore, We Exist, and We are Alone" ------------ Yeshua said to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'From the mouth of Avatars and infants you have composed a song of praise?' " ------------- avatar existentialism
WWDW [World Wide Dream Web] -- art research in the fields of psychogeography and dreams.
1. cities are living organisms, pixels on the map of the planet, so the roads and buildings, people and dreams are the cells of this 'organism'.we want to know the dreams and nightmares of your city, we want to tell this dreams to everyone.
2. we think that the Art of Dream Sharing is a lost art. dreams are gift, Open source bio-internet with the free access and amazing possibilities, we think that the low role of dreams in ones life is a cultural bug. we want to bring the dreams back to the life. ----
by creating online surveys, temporary street theaters, meetings and seminars - our goal is to make world wide art archive of current dreams of the cities.
through the nonstop local dream registrations we are migrating from city to city collecting current dreams of people.
the final step of local dream registration processes is the analysis of local city's current dream archive, and based on this information the making of city's Dream Map and Dream Exhibition working with local artists, musicians, programmers etc. -------
the team of WWDW dream workers are trying to practice Dream Potlatch. to every new city - we bring the dreams of the previous city as a free gift.
we presented Code version of Malevichs' "Black Square". as we heard later, soeone already made Html-Css vesrion of "black Square" before, in 90ies. although, we didn't know the name -- our big respect to her/him. after years, we made that again, without knowin it.
so here it is
BLACk SQURE - HTML-CSS Version
Dilla begins the whole series of paintings.
here u can see “The Battle of the Negroes in the deep dark cave at night” [Alphonse Allais,1893]
all tracks are written and produced by Kung Fu Junkie
Next DreamHacker - lead vocals
Trippy Boy - music, vocals
Tima - guitars, vocals
Max Machaidze - MC
*guest: ia ^^ - vocals
*original track is written by "Sakhe"
special thanks to
Dato Doidze & Nikakoi who helped us 2 record sessions at there home studios <3 br="" nbsp="">thnx 2 ToKa of "Vitamin" 4 such a cool mastering ^^ respect 2 "the beatnik brothers" BIG THNX 2 all the KFJ family - nothing can split us apart! and to all the Junkie Nation - WE DANCE OR DIE! ☆3>
Read general concept of Robotodreamz made by Next Dilla:
Robot Who has Dreams
to one of the simplest dream theories, the dreams are induced by a).
Physical stimulators, b). Events happened throughout the day that are
conflated (first, sliced into different cadres) together and c).
Human desires and fantasies. According to Freud, dream formation
processes include: condensation, transformations, content conflation,
violation of the spacial logic, displacement of the physical spaces
and objects, overlapping, etc.
the robots are created to model the physical behaviors of humans, why
should not these robots try to model inner physic activities as well
(even at the primitive level)?
we can take various parts from the different dream theories and
transplant them into the machine in order to make a robot whose basic
function will not be to express emotions, running or holding a glass,
but to have dreams.
a machine that models the dreaming process. Imagine a cybernetic
version of the dreaming process – VHS characters, digital sky, the
whole audio-video unconscious of the robot, which radiates on the
nearby objects from the projector built in the back of the robot’s
head and at the same time, is transmitted through the separate
streaming to the network (onto the specially designed website for the
robot’s dreams). Every internet user will have an opportunity to
involve in this process and watch the unconscious in action.
specially constructed (or bought and reprogrammed) robot has its own
system of time keeping. She has a permanent data store according to
which it moves.
end of the day for the Robot means that she must go to sleep
process of sleeping is accompanied by the multimedia show, which is
“seen” by the sleeping robot. This process is called the
multimedia show which is dreamt by the robot is a cybernetic cut-up.
Content of the Dreams
general, dramaturgy and content creation of the robot’s dreams will
be totally random process and humans will not be part of it. The sole
thing we can initially determine will be those certain properties
that will form the dreams’ frame and patterns.
dream as a robot’s unconscious product comprises of the following
elements: Videos recorded during the day time (the view from the
robot’s eyes) that will be intermingling together and according to
various rules, will perform the modeling of the dreaming process (for
instance, the dreams will be undergoing those processes that are
described by Freud: consideration, displacement, symbolization,
secondary revision etc.)
color of the dream may be determined by the temperature that the
sleeping robot is experiencing with her special sensory organs –
depending on the certain properties of the temperature, special color
or structure philters will be applied to the robot’s dreams. The
readily downloaded videos from the internet will be added to the data
storage (+ the parts of the robot’s program code in the form of the
various times it will be possible to generate cut-up images randomly
and manage their arrangement by the preliminarily coded scenarios.
robot has an USB port and a Bluetooth, by which she can be plugged
into the computer or she can download additional files from the
computer into her brain. She will also have digital archive of her
dreams on the internet (for instance, at the Robotdreamz.com).
Besides this, she will possess an invisible “third eye” on her
head which will be activated in the process of dreaming and by its
in-built projector it will emanate the content of the dreams on the
surrounding objects. You can watch these cadres at every corner of
your house or the street. You can invite your friends or your kids
before they go to sleep to watch the robot’s dreams, but you won’t
be able to record them.
order to record the dreams, the robot can be plugged in the computer
during her sleep and at this point, the main act will take place:
Anyone from the any corner of the world will be able to watch the
dreams of the first dreaming robot on the planet – the dreams will
be transmitted in real time by the online streaming on the website
specially designed for dreams.
dreams will not be the same. Every night is full of different and
unique dreams. If we won’t plug the robot into the computer during
her sleep, we won’t be able to see her dreams but she will be still
able to dream. Besides this, the starting time of the dreaming
process will be totally random as well – you will never know when
the process will start to unfold.
The robot’s dreams can be streamed
on the streets or at the art galleries (the website will be
Robotdreamz.com [Robot Dream
Cinema]). We can set up data
storage of the dreams on the website as well.
are two big steps that need to be worked out:
of the robot’s dreams. Generative algorithms.
program must be able to juggle with audio-video-photo-textual data,
according to the preliminarily written and random pattern-scenarios.
program will be electronic equivalent of the textual cut-up- but in
this case, instead of the text, we will have multimedia information.
the robot , or buying the ready-made robot
should be able to undertake elementary actions (moving, seeing,
avoiding the obstacles, etc.)
first stage of the project can be viewed as an art event, but at the
second stage we can already pursue a deeper research:
instance, robot’s dream may take place in the specially designed 3D
environment where the robot’s consciousness will find itself during
the sleep: In other words, the robot is doing an automatic log in and
her dreams are taking place in that environment. Emotions, viewed
objects and motions accumulated throughout the day time are utilized
as “launching” parameters, according to which the digital dreams’
content, atmosphere and development will be constructed.
it will be more interesting if the robot will be able to acquire some
knowledge in this 3D environment and then use it in the real
environment. Thus, it will be possible to model another theory of the
dreams –the threat simulation theory.
think at the next stage, this 3D environment should be arranged in
the gamers’ fashion - after which it can be further sophisticated -
: actions of the dreamer within dream, the objects and figures in the
dream, interactions between the dreamer and the characters in the
dream, the dream's settings, transitions, options and outcome.
can also think about the possibility that our robot can be connected
to the online games.
Moreover, during the sleeping process, the process of generating
video content can be accompanied by the sound which will be 1). Its
program code converted into the audio format, or 2). The real radio
waves - during the sleep robot’s inbuilt radio set may start to
search for the radio signals and the sound of this searching process
(the sound of hissing) will serve as a natural soundtrack of the
current moment, the project is in its very initial phase. This text
is a theoretical outline which will be altered and improved many
times in the future.
project has two stages of development: First, I am individually
working on the project for a relatively long period of time and
second, creative collaboration (and more fun) takes place (for a
relatively smaller period of time). The most important thing is to
attract people who will be interested in the project.
speaking, such type of robot is an art product situated at the
intersection of the robotics, video and net art and dream theories.
this is a new instrument for the exploration of the dreams which on
the first stage starts to (art-)model only the simplest theories on
the superficial level, but on the next stage, we can start to model
more complex theories as well.
project’s final output (as I currently envision it) will be the
surrealist robot freed from the confines of the everyday
practicality, whose “function” will be to engage in the abstract
activities. This will be the machine which generates its life content
during the sleep like we generate most of our dreams. The robot’s
dreams will be, most of the time, very similar to ours – unique and
often, absurd, dangerous, obscure or portentous.
dream is a work of art which requires of the dreamer no particular
talent,special training, or technical competence. Dreaming is a
creative enterprise in which all may and most do participate" clarck
We decide to publish few chapters from Esma Berikishvili's book "Eurasian Laboratory:Poetry,Prose and Music in Georgia" - socio-anthropologic research about earlier activities of our smArt Groupware.
the book will introduce you to the brief history of Georgian cultural field and state ideology, 80-90s underground art and contemporary art-practice by smART-GROUPware ELY -- through the prism of Bourdieu's field theory and Cohen's theory of Symbolic communities.
the whole pre-version of the book you can read here:
<The artistic wonderland of Georgia - full of passion, breeze of Chernobyl, five floors Khrushovka's, professor grandfathers and drug addict fathers, black sea and mains of Chiatura, beautiful girls and boys, abandoned industrial buildings and dreams about Georgian Cosmonavtica - seen through theoretical prism. The book takes you to the world of Georgian artists who in their twenties experienced war, fear, darkness, cold, drug addiction, alcoholism, three unsuccessful attempts to build the state and consequently became abhorrent enough to "dance on the ruins". Follow the book and let new artistic viruses in.>
3: “Eurasian Laboratory”
the following chapter I will discuss the emergence of “Eurasian
Laboratory”. I will show how
art collaboration was formed, the priorities and goals that they try
to archive, how the
community is constructed and how it establishes the “alternative”
space for performing without any symbolic violence. I will be looking
that “Laboratory” runs and illustrate how they produce knowledge
which is an
to the State discourse. I will also demonstrate the external
art and expose how this particular art group struggles for
legitimation: “for the
to monopolize the exercise of “symbolic violence” (Swartz
Journal "Ckheli Shokoladi"["Hot Chocolate"] publishd an essey by ELYen Next Dila.
"App for Reincarnation or the Art of Mind Uploading"
in the article
Next Dila presented his concept of "Futurenaut" - Transgressive, Alchemical child of altruist gene Sharing combined with constructed false data of unknown personality,
the concept was presented earrlier as a performance at festival "Artisterium 2010 - Imagine the Future".
and as a seminar "the Art of Mind Uploading" at "Contemporary Art Centre - Tbilisi":
Lo-Tek videopresentation. text by Next, video by Vinda Folio:
the next important topic in the article is the presentation of Next's new project.
Virtual Pantheon -- 3D chat-bots, mind-clone softwares of dead or alive writers - as a PsychoActive literature with educational purposes for girlz and boyz from Georgian ghetto schools.
also, mind-clone softwares can be used by artists as a Cut-Up machine of their own digitized unconsciousness -- which can manufacture ideas and words as if they are the same author.
plus, this softwares can be used as an interactive installations on the graves.