Comment on: Christian Doeller, CYTTER.datalab

PHYSO_011 „Fusilli“
Georg Trogemann

Some thoughts on Christian Doeller’s CYTTER.datalab

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How do machines see the world? In his artistic research project CYTTER, Christian Doeller deals with the question of how sensors, data filters and digital production processes change the way we look at ourselves and our environment.
From the invitation card of the project.

At the end of February 2021, I receive an invitation email to participate in the CYTTER.datalab project and go to the website. One can register and then mail an item to the data lab. This object then goes through a series of translation steps in the lab with different intermediate digital and analog results. At the core of the data lab is a network of machines (scanners, mills, drawing machines, programs, and also manual reproduction processes) through which an object can circulate for any length of time, receiving new digital and analog realizations over and over again. In fact, after a series of steps, the translation process is stopped and the object sent in receives a new analog form, which is sent back to the participants by mail.

Today, April 1, 2021, I received my transformed version.

See the two photos on the left. The exchange objects: above, image of the original object [pasta of the species Fusilli], below, object after transformation; see also: http://datalab.christiandoeller.de https://georgtrogemann.de/online-publications/