Artificial Reality


人工真實


(2021)

Full Length Documentary
作品完整記錄



Artist Statement

Jean Baudrillard warned in “Simulacra and Simulation”: The simulation, reflection of basic reality originally, is harming or even replacing the basic reality.

As time goes by when digital technology intervent in our everyday life, the “reality” is heterotactic and creates this simulation gradually, this is the hyperreality of what Jean Baudrillard mentioned. The Hyperreality that created by digital technology expose everyone in danger and everyone will pay the cost of it very soon; as we won’t be able to differentiate what we see is actually from the real “real”, or actually the simulation already replacing the actual reality. Particularly referring to the chaotic situation resulted from how artificial intelligent creates the sub-conscious of one self and further integrates with overwhelming information, social media and high-speed communication, people are at the age that high-speed internet already broke the physical boundary. If the artificial conscious is able to generate its own sub-conscious, does the era of hyperreality replaced the reality is already arrived?

Artificial Reality is derived the infinity replication through the artificial sub-consciousness, it is the Hyperreality right behind the Virtual; from the reflection of reality, the masking to the perversion from the reality, and then eventually masking with the absence of reality, and even out of or detach from any reality. This unique status of mimicry formulate a new reality, a hyperreality is more real than the reality.

In the chaotic reality of reality and artificially made hyperreality, is that we are living in our own simulacrum? Is the hyperreality the new surreal?


藝術家論述 

尚. 布希亞 在《擬仿物與仿真體》中已經警告:「原來只是反映『原真實』的仿真體有可能危害到,乃至於取代『原真實』。」

因為數位科技的介入,「真實」造成異變,進而形成一種「在仿體」現象,成為了布希亞所指的「超真實」。數位所創造的超真實之所以讓我們曝於險境並將付出代價,在於我們無法判定所見的真實是否來自原真實,乃至仿真體取代原真實。尤其在網絡的速度結束了實體的距離限制,由人工智能創造人工意識,結合資訊、社交媒體及高速通訊所結成的「在仿體」,正在使整個歷史進入紊亂的狀態。當人工智能逐漸擁有它所自我生成的潛意識,原真實被超真實取代的時刻是否已經來臨?

藏在虛擬背後所建構的「超真實」實體,Artificial Reality 《人工現實》 正在從由人工生成的潛意識中無間斷創作及複製,從真像的投射、偽裝和曲解真像,到偽裝不存在的真像、脫離真像與事實,成為一個獨立的擬態,擲入人類還以為的真實當中,產生比真實還真實的超真實,並成為了新的真實。

在原真實和人工生成的超真實編織而成的紊亂現實當中,我們的生活會不會也只是自己的擬像?超真實會否成為新的「超現實」?






Commissioned by Hong Kong Museum of Art


香港藝術館 委託創作



Exhibition

“Mythologies: Surrealism and Beyond — Masterpieces from Centre Pompidou”
The Special Gallery, 2/F
Hong Kong Museum of Art
2021.05.21 – 2021.09.15


展覽

《超現實之外——巴黎龐比度中心藏品展》
二樓專題廳
香港藝術館
2021.05.21 – 2021.09.15

 



Jointly presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The French May Arts Festival

Jointly organised by
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Centre Pompidou

Exhibition made possible with major support of
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust


Supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong
Sponsors: Shun Tak Holdings Limited and BNP Paribas

A Programme of The French May Arts Festival



聯合主辦
康樂及文化事務署
法國五月藝術節

聯合籌劃
香港藝術館
龐比度中心

主力支持
香港賽馬會慈善信託基金


支持機構:法國駐香港總領事館
贊助機構:信德集團有限公司及法國巴黎銀行

法國五月藝術節節目





Trailers (Full)
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Artist:
Keith Lam

Producer:
Joel Kwong  

Creative Coding, Electronic Engineering, Production :
Keith Lam, Seth Hon

Music, Sound, Robotics Engineering  :
Keith Lam 

Production Manager:
Carmen Cheng

Production Team:
Dimension Plus, Sky Region Production

Special Acknowledgement :
Ufactory



Some Photos supplied by the Hong Kong Museum of Art


藝術家:
林欣傑

監製:
鄺佳玲  

創意編程,電子工程,製作:
林欣傑, 韓家俊

聲音, 機械人工程 :
林欣傑

製作經理:
Carmen Cheng

製作團隊:
Dimension Plus, Sky Region Production

特別鳴謝 :
Ufactory



部份照片由香港藝術館提供



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© Keith Lam 2021