DATE: 2020

We are the species on this planet with the most highly developed intellectual capacities; kings. Hundreds of millions of kings who depend on their ability to associate,... thus ensuring our continuity and supremacy on the planet.
Hundreds of millions of kings who depend on their ability to associate,... thus assuring our continuity and supremacy on the planet.
We are pure dichotomy, with no nuances other than extremes and opposites. Without grey.... we are only black and white. If we were not many units of life aligned on the same side it would be much more difficult for us to survive and probably for this reason we have simplified to the ridiculous, crude and tendentious concepts and transcendental aspects such as Life. For many years, science has been able to simulate life in virtual environments through computers. Mathematical algorithms aim to predict the functioning of organic life, to understand it and to improve it. The practical applications of these artificial life emulation systems are giving rise to applied knowledge of organic life, as well as 2 new avenues of research and development: Artificial intelligence and synthetic life.
The development of a technology capable of creating organisms with functional and reasoning capacities similar to those of organic life opens up the possibility of a computational organism evolving, learning from its mistakes and correcting them as organic life has done over millions of years of evolution but in seconds and without the physical limitations that chemically based life has faced, opens up a completely different scenario with ethical, moral, political and economic questions and debates of transcendental importance. Cellular Automata are one of the clearest examples of this detour in the search for intelligence. Algorithms that paradoxically, in themselves, have many similarities and characteristics of life known by the standards imposed by science.
Are they primitive forms of virtual life?
The artist creates this series of works by applying Cellular Automata that intervene in his works as a clear allegory of the interaction between organic life, represented by the artist, and synthetic life, represented by the Cellular Automata. The compositions, colours and forms created by nEcKo are reinterpreted under the parameters of reasoning and organization of these virtual entities to generate pieces that go far beyond their plastic beauty.
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