A blue graphic can be seen with white letters on it. It reads "Dreaming Beyond AI" and is part of the digital exhibition Dreaming Beyond AI.
Dreaming Beyond AI, Design: Iyo Bisseck

Dreaming Beyond AI

7 Jul 2022
31 Dec 2024
Online: dreamingbeyond.ai

DREAMING BEYOND AI is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative web-based project bringing together artists, researchers, activists, and policymakers to create new narratives and visions around AI technologies. The project aims to enable understanding the impact AI technologies on inequity, and questioning mainstream AI narratives as well as imposed visions of the future.

Concept & idea: Nushin Yazdani, Raziye Buse Çetin

Curators: Nushin Yazdani, Raziye Buse Çetin, Meera Ghani

Webdesign & Development: Iyo Bisseck

Communication: Sarah Diedro Jordão

The Dreaming Beyond AI team

Dreaming Beyond AI is a dynamic and relational experiment. Designed and coded by Iyo Bisseck, the web platform offers a distinct way of experiencing various forms of critical knowledge and creativity. The themes and topics explored through the different contributions include AI Violence, Intelligence, Machine Vision and Feeling, Patterns, Refusal, Planet Earth and Outrastructure, AI and Relationality and Future-Present Vibrations. The themes aim to unpack popular misconceptions and flawed foundations of AI – as technology, business, scientific discipline and ideology – to forge new pathways that are feminist, decolonial as well as supportive of individual and collective freedom while preserving the earth. Dreaming Beyond AI is built as an iterative project and will explore new themes and receive new contributions each term.

Dreaming Beyond AI – Teaser Video

Dreaming Beyond AI acts as a container for (re)defining our technological present and possible futures with artistic and activist voices from the margins. The project holds a diverse range of contributions such as articles, music, AI-generated artworks and other forms of digital works by artists, researchers and activists including Adriaan Odendaal, Alla Popp, Charlie, Elif Sansoy & Max Ardito, Idil Galip, Jilian Zhong, Joycelyn Longdon, Karla Zavala Barreda, Lucas LaRochelle, Moisés Horta, Naya, Dr. Nakeema Stefflbauer, NAYA (Fka Lux Venérea), Neema Githere & Petja Ivanova, Nushin Yazdani, Omnia Elbasheer, Paola Ricaurte, Raziye Buse Çetin, Sarah Devi Chander, Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Tabita Rezaire, Tadleeh, Temi Lasade-Anderson, Ulla Heinrich, Vanessa A. Opoku, Zas Ieluhee and others.

Video: The concept behind Dreaming Beyond AI

A closer look at the project

Exhibitions worldwide

With over 20 touring exhibitions currently travelling across the globe and with its diverse event programmes on contemporary art, the ifa links the German art scene with internationally active cultural creators and forms cooperations and networks. The projects, many of which were developed in co-creation with local partners, cover the various disciplines of modern and contemporary fine arts – from current themes in architecture, photography and design to Bauhaus and monographic exhibitions such as Rosemarie Trockel or Wolfgang Tillmans. These projects generate local meeting platforms and allow international perspectives on topics of global relevance. The ifa also provides loan exhibits to interested museums.

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Overview exhibitions worldwide (PDF)