REBE – Online

REBE – A case for extended ontology (Online Version)

Louise Crnkovic-Friis

In these works, I explore extended ontology as seen through the lens of artificial intelligence (AI) and neurodiversity. My aim has been to give attention to a wider perspective on intelligence as it relates to artistic theory and practice. By focusing on AI, a very different type of intelligence, and working through its point of view, my hope is to open up a wider discussion about intelligence and subsequently human neurodiversity.

In the varied products of my artistic practice, I use aesthetic experiences and objects to de-link narrowed assumptions about intelligence. The main approach has been to use different types of artificial intelligence as a collaborative partner with a focus on multimodality. This method has allowed me to explore intelligence from both a holistic point of view and by a reduction to parts.

The multimodal aspect of the work is an important component as it in itself extends the traditional categorization and perception of artworks – for example, seeing a choreography expressed as a static sculpture unsettles the assumption that a choreography is only found in a moving body. The multimodal also challenges the neurotypical bias towards language and language-centric epistemology. My practice has focused on AI and for future work, it would be interesting to explore other types of intelligences as well, their relation to each other, and artistic theory and practice.

Online exhibition walkthrough:

Extended experiences (through QR codes in the physical exhibition)

1. The making of “Dance in Wood”
2. Blue Heron
3. Composition VII

Bonus material (online only):
1. Statement on Artistic Practice
2. Interview with an artist

The physical version of the exhibition can be visited between May 22-27 2021.


  • 22 May 11.00-15.00 
  • 24 May 10.00-14.00
  • 25 May 10.00-14.00
  • 26 May 10.00-14.00
  • 27 May 10.00-14.00