As AI interacts with and consolidates the vast amount of historical information in latent space, restructuring and organising 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?
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. Through a careful observation of current trends and a speculative projection into the future, Derk strives to initiate a dialogue that spans time and space, delving into the intersections of history, literature, and an AI-fueled future. His work serves as a conduit for contemplating the intricate connections between humanity, technology, and the enigmatic forces that drive our evolving existence. By navigating the uncharted territories of human experience, Derk invites viewers to reflect on their place within this ever-changing paradigm.
I want to further develop my interest in sculpture and continue as an autonomous artist, and continue to develop in forms and techniques. For my own work, but also to support the artists I work with in their vision.
Learned during the studies
Always stay curious.