ENTERING THE EDEN HOTEL
Views on a territory imprinted by the fabrication of a brain.
An artistic research initiated by Cédric Noël, with Mira Sanders, Joachim Olender, Laure Cottin Stefanelli, Benoît Dusart, Anaïs Chabeur and Raymond Balau.
Since 2013, the Hotel Eden in Geneva is the neighbour of an imposing Campus that is dedicated to biotechnology, housing the projects Blue Brain and Human Brain (the last one endowed with a European subsidy of 1 billion euros). Their joined goals are the cartography of the brain and the creation of a synthetic brain through the simulation of the cerebral functions. Against the background plays violent criticism of the international scientific community, the global race in Artificial Intelligence and the dream to commission an artificial human brain.
In a residency dynamic, we will study the projection of this brain on the Geneva neighbourhood of Sécheron. The challenge is to reveal a phantom as well as addressing a state of affairs of our relation to that fabrication. The Hotel Eden (both hotel and Eden), as intermediary, will orientate the research from the point of view of its structure and the treatment of the in situ investigations.
Participants: Cédric Noël, Mira Sanders, Joachim Olender, Laure Cottin Stefanelli, Benoît Dusart, Anaïs Chabeur, Raymond Balau, Pauline Hatzigeorgiou, FieldStation Studio (Corneel Cannaerts & Michiel Helbig), La Cambre Urban Space Dept. students.