im/material beings

Essay-Exhibition, work-in-progress

This work is a constellation of notes addressed to the late English mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954), who is widely regarded as the pioneer of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. The address to Turing is pivoted on a historic conversation that occurred within his own lifetime, namely that between physicist Albert Einstein and poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. Both Nobel laureates at the time of their meeting, their highly anticipated conversation was later declared unsuccessful by Einstein. Against the backdrop of this ‘failure’, the work examines a curious binary: that of quantum mechanics and traditional temple dancing.
Initial sketch developed in residency at NUS Centre For the Arts & NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore (2017).
Further research supported through “Crossing Borders” program from the Literary Colloquium Berlin and Robert Bosch Foundation (2019).