TOOLING UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS
with Denise Acevedo Luna and Alejandro Santander
Video Essay
Full HD / 16.9 / Color / Stereo / 3’02’’
City X Venice / Virtual Italian Pavilion
Venice Architecture Biennalle
2021

Short video essay produced in collaboration with Denise Acevedo Luna and Alejandro Santander for the Italian Virtual Pavilion 2021, Venice Architecture Biennale. The video renders an actual multi-layered perceptron, developed from scratch for the project, learning (feed forward and back propagation) how to solve a simple classification problem. The model’s geometry served as a playground to discuss notions of contingency, recursively, representation and freedom.