Humanness: inner studies in a collective cloud at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg

Humanness: inner studies in a collective cloud is the latest work in the series Collected Memory and part of the exhibition Work It Out! at Kunsten in Aalborg. Accessable from 24th of Septemper 2021 to 16th of January 2022

Humanness: inner studies in a collective cloud is an interactive artwork in continuation of the Collected Memory series. This artwork is centered on questions of identity, the workplace and our role in the digital era. The work is part of the exhibition Work It Out! at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg.

Work it out! Is the winner of the prestigious Bikubens Vision Award 2018. The exhibition is about the future of modern work-life, and how art can contribute to new and improved ways of thinking and working.

Humans are algorithms, and algorithms can be rewritten 

In her work Humanness: Inner Studies in a Collective Cloud Mille Kalsmose adresses the individual, who, now more than ever, exists in an interconnected state of relations. At Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Mille Kalsmose’s installation creates a space for deceleration, which allows the participants to centre their attention and reflect on their life. The installation creates a hub for journeys - new and old, internal and external - to cross and connect both people and diverse institutions. The work is part of the large group exhibit Work It Out!, which focus on the future of working life, and how art can challenge the structures of the existing culture.

"I believe that we, as humans, are made of a particular set of data, consisting of particles, that are constantly in flux. If this is correct, then we are living algorithms, and algorithms can be rewritten. Because I wasn’t brought into this world with the algorithm of my dreams, I try to find the way to optimize, and rewrite, myself, so I can become a programme that indpires other programmes to find their dream algorithm." - Mille Kalsmose

Set on a dramatic and visually striking stage, Humanness: Inner Studies in a Collective Cloud explores through archives, physically and digitally, how we live in a dual existence of both of these worlds. The participants are the driving force in creating meaning and matter in the artwork, where they write their intentions on one of the thousands of individually folded papers in the archive, or participate from anywhere in the world, online through a link. The statements will flow through the screens put up at the site, and permanently stored in the digital archive of collectedmemory.world, a global platform of individual voices. 

Participate by clicking on the link

“If you were bound to live an infinite number of lives, what experiences do you want create and bring with you?”)
https://s.surveyplanet.com/t0f0ewew 

 

If you were bound to live an infinite number of lives, what experiences do you want to create and bring with you?

Lev livet selv om der er modstand
Live a happy life
Jeg vil tage min familie med
Jeg vil lave en masse fejl og lære af dem
Jeg vil ikke bruge tid på at være i fortiden
Frihed og Kærlighed
Just be me
Jeg vil være sød mod andre, behandle folk med respekt og have et dyr at passe godt på
We are all drops of the same ocean
Sæt grænser
Hvordan man bedst muligt beskytter klimaet samtidig med den moderne udvikling
Lev! Elsk!
Skab gode relationer
At være lykkelig og medmenneskelig
Være nysgerrig
Build connections with people
Minde mig selv om hvad jeg er og står for. Jeg vil holde fast i mit indre værdisæt. Tro på egne evner og viljestyrke.
To be happy is to do what you want!
I want to live in the books I read and write
Jeg vil lære at være et godt menneske, at være tålmodig, venlig og overbærende
Jeg vil gerne have min søster med
Være tilfreds med hvad jeg er og har
Dyrke centreret opmærksomhed
Hvile i mig selv
Agere efter hvad der er godt for mig
Bo et sted med god energi
Opsøge miljøer hvor jeg kan gro og blomstre
Leve livet som var det et eventyr
Hvile i at relationer forandrer sig
Tage flere chancer og handle spontant
Take things less seriously, and enjoy more
Lære min krops behov at kende
Give myself permission to be human
Nyde hverdagens små glæder
Be receptive to change and the unexpected
Bruge mere tid på at lære
Move through the world more deliberately
Eliminate negative energies, optimize positive energies, and strive for consistency
Gøre hverdagen til en leg
Have det sjovt
Fjerne giftige mennesker fra mit liv
Jeg vil ikke tvinges til at gøre noget jeg ikke vil
Live in the moment
Give less fucks
Tage flere risiko/chancer
Bidrage til samfundet
Holde fast i mit indre barn
Ikke bange for overtræde grænser
Lade være med at falde ind i samfundskonformitet
Leve for sig selv
Fokusere på at nedbryde illusion om seperation og mangel