April 9, 2021April 30, 2021
AMYGDALA will be open on the Arts Plaza in front of the Ferst Center for the Arts, April 5-30, 2021. No ticket or purchase required.
Winner, Best Outdoor Work of Light
CITIC Press Lightening Selection 2020!
AMYGDALA is an audiovisual installation capable of representing the collective emotional state of the Internet and its changes on the basis of events that take place around the world. Using sentiment analysis algorithms, AMYGDALA pulls information from social media in real time and translates the data into stunning light displays. The aim is to make visible the flow of data and information that are constantly being created by users, allowing participants to reflect on the opportunities and dangers of the digital revolution that we are currently going through. AMYGDALA was produced by CUBO Unipol and premiered at FLUX US exhibition, and was seen most recently in 2019 at ARTECHOUSE in Washington, DC.
“I’m drawn to work that speaks to both the visceral and the intellectual, and AMYGDALA appears to do just that. There is a sense of ritualism, repetition, and exploration that drifts out from the imagery and forms.”-Cycling ’74
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT AMYGDALA
AMYGDALA has been installed on the Art Plaza, at the front doors of the Ferst Center for the Arts. The outdoor component of will be on view 24/7 (with possibly a little break before dawn). The indoor component, in lobby of the Ferst Center, will be accessible from 8 am until 10 pm. on all days.
Georgia Tech enforces parking regulations 24/7, so make sure to park only in a visitor lot and pay the required fee. The closest to AMYGDALA are Visitor 2 (a surface lot that uses the Park Mobile app or kiosk) and Visitor 3, a covered lot that is a credit card-only facility. Full directions are at arts.gatech.edu/directions-and-parking.
Please comply with all posted rules and regulations regarding safety protocols, including wearing face coverings at all times, outdoors and inside. Please visit arts.gatech.edu/commitment-georgia-tech-arts-patrons for further information about Georgia Tech Arts safety policies.
Strobe lights, lasers, and atmospheric effects are used during this production (strobing intels that rotate and flare out before going off).
Patrons that may suffer from epilepsy and other visual light stimulation effects please be advised before entering the outdoor space and prior to entering the Ferst Center for the second part of the installation.
fuse* is an Italian studio and production company operating at the intersection of art and science, with the aim of exploring the expressive potential offered by the creative use of emerging digital technologies. Their research has focused primarily on the production of installations and live-media performances capable of profound audience engagement, amplifying the emotional impact of the narration. Georgia Tech Arts presented the company’s hypnotic Dökk to a packed house at the Ferst Center for the Arts in October 2019.
** While Georgia Tech Arts is proceeding with planning for events to begin as scheduled, we will follow the lead of the Institute, the University System of Georgia, the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia and public health experts to determine when it is safe and appropriate to resume public gatherings.
A generative data installation by fuse*, an Italian studio and production company exploring the creative use of emerging digital technologies.