Glacier Dreams by Refik Anadol

Internationally renowned media artist and director, Refik Anadol, reveals the newest iteration of Glacier Dreams, an AI-generated installation inspired by the beauty and fragility of glaciers.

Refik Anadol is a pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. Using data as his primary material, he creates site-specific sculptures, live audio/visual performances and immersive installations that encourage us to rethink our engagement with the physical world and with the creative potential of machines.

Glacier Dreams is the result of a long-term research project shaped at the intersection of multisensory new media art, machine learning and environmental studies. Visual materials collated from publicly available data and institutional archives, together with glacier images personally collected by Anadol in Iceland, were processed through machine learning algorithms and transformed into AI-based multi-sensory narratives. With this project, Anadol hopes to use existing AI tools to contribute to glacier research and raise awareness on climate change and rising sea levels.

Glacier Dreams unfolds as a series of artworks over multiple chapters around the world. It will be presented as a large-scale projection on the facade of ArtScience Museum at
i Light Singapore 2023 from 1 to 25 June. 

Glacier Dreams is co-presented by Julius Baer and Marina Bay Sands in conjunction with
i Light Singapore.

For more information, please visit https://www.ilightsingapore.gov.sg/installations/glacier-dreams/

1 – 25 Jun
Mon – Thu: 7pm – 11pm
Fri – Sun: 7pm – 12am
ArtScience Museum, Façade
Free admission

About the Artist

Refik Anadol
Refik Anadol

Born in Istanbul, Refik Anadol is a media artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence. His body of work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines.

Through radical visualisations of our digitised memories, Anadol expands the possibilities of architecture, narrative and the body in motion. This encourages us to rethink our engagement with the physical world and creative potential of machines.

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