ŠUM #7 – Move 37
In the second game of the historic match, played by the Korean professional Go champion Lee Sedol and the computer program AlfaGo, the software made an unexpected and incomprehensible winning move that puzzled the human co-player and the public: “This is not a human move. I’ve never seen a human play this move. So beautiful. So beautiful.”
The seventh issue of Šum Journal sets off from the predicament posed by this ‘non-human’ move (“Was it mere error?“) with contributions by: Irena Borić (‘Attempts, Turns and Changes’), who critically questions the instrumental role that the project of acceleration towards a highly technological, post-capitalistic future assigns to contemporary art, Kazimir Kolar (‘Who is the God of Cringe?’), exploring the affect of cringe caused by algorithmic acts, Aljaž Zupančič (‘Hypernegative Technotheology’), whose text as a program leaves space for the human only in the footnotes, Primož Krašovec (‘Alienness of Capital’), who in contrast to the problem of exploitation and regulation explores the problem of redundancy of humanity from the perspective of capital, Jan Kostanjevec (‘Association of Explanation and Prediction’), questioning understanding as a condition of discovery in light of ‘deep learning’; as well as an interview with Nick Land (‘The Only Thing I Would Impose is Fragmentation’), and translations of texts by McKenzie Wark (‘Digital Provenance and the Artwork as Derivative’) and Gillles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (‘The Civilized Capitalist Machine’).
ŠUM, Journal for contemporary art criticism and theory
n. 7, Move 37
ISSN printed version: 2335-4232 | ISSN online version: 2536-2194
Authors: Marko Bauer, Irena Borić, Gilles Deleuze in Felix Guattari (translation), Kazimir Kolar, Jan Kostanjevec, Primož Krašovec, Nick Land (interview), Tjaša Pogačar, Andrej Škufca, McKenzie Wark (translation), Aljaž Zupančič.
Editors of this issue: Marko Bauer, Tjaša Pogačar, Andrej Škufca, Andrej Tomažin
Editorial board: Izidor Barši, Kaja Kraner, Tjaša Pogačar, Andrej Škufca
Design: Ajdin Bašić
Design realisation: Anja Delbello & Aljaž Vesel / AA
Proof reading: Miha Šuštar, Martina Kontošić
Translations: Marko Bauer, Jelka Kernev Štrajn, Miha Šuštar, Andrej Tomažin
Print: Demat, d. o. o.
published by: Društvo Galerija Boks, Marije Hvaličeve 14, 1000 Ljubljana
Šum is supported by:
Društvo Igor Zabel, Galerija Kapelica, Galerija Miklova hiša, Galerija Škuc, Loški Muzej, Mednarodni grafični likovni center (MGLC), Mestna galerija Ljubljana, Moderna galerija in Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova (MG+MSUM), Umetnostna galerija Maribor (UGM ), ZAVOD CELEIA CELJE Center sodobnih umetnosti.
Sponsors: Skupina Alta, RIKO, Pizzerija Foculus