The project to be carried out is a 50 cm diameter sphere that floats and circulates at the average height of an individual’s head. Its semi-opaque material diffuses a soft light and seems to question us in a worried way about the future of collective intelligence with regard to the autonomy of technology. It is from this metaphorical and poetic gesture that Vidya Kélie Juganaikloo builds WE ARE NOT GOD VII.
In dyptic, the equations of the artist’s father, mathematical formulas necessary to the manufacture of the sphere and the jumps of his daughter in a video of the prototype are installed in space in close presence. Valuing the production process rather than the object produced, these two stages of parental transmission question the sharing of knowledge through art as a counterpoint to the finished object as a symbol of power. Here, with sensitive attention, Vidya Kélie Juganaikloo gives visibility to the seeds of art and alchemy that are transmitted to the child and the child’s child.
Text Axelle Rossini