In Corp Protocol, Derk explores questions that have emerged in his practice over the last few years through a sculptural work. The work raises inquiries about resisting the seductive allure of the digital realm amidst the synthesis of historical and cultural information, facilitated by artificial intelligence.
As Al interacts with and consolidates the vast amount of historical information in latent space, restructuring and organizing it through statistical averages, questions arise. Does this interplay result in data loss? Will we forfeit the sources of meaning that once resonated with us? Alternatively, might this novel approach to structuring reality offer something in return? Furthermore, what role does the body play in this context? What are the implications when our material experiences fade, replaced by the virtual realm within devices, boxes, and the cloud?
Derk Roelofsen is a graduate of HKU and is nominated for the 2023 KITT Youngblood award. He works and lives in Berlin.
In his artistic practice, Derk delves into the profound implications of new technologies and their transformative effect on our perceptions of the world. By employing innovative techniques and embracing a comprehensive philosophical framework, he aims to explore the larger existential questions that shape our collective consciousness.