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Henna-Riikka Halonen

The video Placeholder comments on a thought experiment where virtual non-living material ( i.e. objects) transform into self-aware beings capable of imitating humane action, telling stories, seducing. Placeholder imagines the moment when AI comes of age. Multiple tabs, and proliferating windows give Placeholder a desktop's point-of-view as it explores developments in biogenetics, 3D printing of skin and organs and new research into historical models of AI, such as Eliza and the Turing test. In Halonen's kaleidoscopic new work, created entirely from found footage, open source and animated imagery, a lack of empathy from other human beings has made us to seek comfort from the voice and touch of the machines.

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:07:43
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Production Countries
United Kingdom,Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Henna-Riikka Halonen (Author), Henna-Riikka Halonen (Director), Henna-Riikka Halonen (Editor), Henna-Riikka Halonen (Script), Henna-Riikka Halonen (Sound Design)
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Henna-Riikka Halonen lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with BA from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland in 2002 and with MFA from Goldsmiths College in London in 2006. She is currently undertaking doctoral studies in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Her work has been seen in various exhibitions, biennales and festivals worldwide, such as Sydney Biennale 2014, Eyebeam in New York (2013), Gallery Factory in Seoul, Korea (2012), Transmediale 2012 in Berlin, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery in the UK (2010), Collective Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland (2009) and International Incheon Women Artstis’ Biennale in Korea (2007).