• Introduction
  • ABOUT RE-STORE / NEURAL ARTEFACT BLACK
  • About the Artist
  • Image Gallery
  • Re-Store / Neural Artefact Black | Immanuel Koh
  • STORY WALK – DIGITAL STORIES
  • Also Check Out
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Introduction
ABOUT RE-STORE / NEURAL ARTEFACT BLACK
About the Artist
Image Gallery
Re-Store / Neural Artefact Black | Immanuel Koh
STORY WALK – DIGITAL STORIES
Also Check Out

Introduction

ABOUT RE-STORE / NEURAL ARTEFACT BLACK

ABOUT RE-STORE / NEURAL ARTEFACT BLACK

Dimensions (L x W x H)
220 x 108 x 121 cm
Medium(s)
Partially charred teak upcycled from disused sampans, furniture and other architectural pieces
Year
2023

Located on the grounds of the Asian Civilisations Museum and facing the centuries-old Singapore River, this art bench forges a spatio-temporal relationship between the antique furniture displayed in the former, and the sampans (small wooden boats) which used to ply on the latter.

The design was generated with an artificial intelligence (AI) model specially developed by the artist at the Artificial-Architecture laboratory based in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Trained with imagery of furniture and sampans from Singapore’s National Collection, it was later handmade and assembled by artisans working with upcycled wood.

The art bench can be considered part-furniture, part-sculpture and even part-landmark that fuses the characteristics of heritage furniture and sampans in Asia. A kind of urban artefact created from the synthesis of AI, human creativity and craftsmanship — benchmarking the space between artificial computation and artisanal community for placemaking in the Civic District.

Re-Store / Neural Artefact Black was produced in partnership with Ipse Ipsa Ipsum.

About the Artist

About the Artist

Immanuel Koh

Immanuel Koh creates systems and artefacts with deep neural networks (AI) to speculate on new forms of cultural, ecological and aesthetic production capable of augmenting human agency. He holds a PhD in Architecture & AI from Switzerland, directs Artificial-Architecture, and is a Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Image Gallery

Image Gallery

Re-Store / Neural Artefact Black | Immanuel Koh

Re-Store / Neural Artefact Black | Immanuel Koh

STORY WALK – DIGITAL STORIES

STORY WALK – DIGITAL STORIES
STORYTELLING BY HAFIZ RASHID INSPIRED BY
RE-STORE / NEURAL ARTEFACT BLACK | IMMANUEL KOH

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