[…] A different vision of the future, revolving around artificial intelligence, is proposed by the artists behind the complex and multi-layered installation Immanuel. Farnoud Fathi, Seyedbabak Modarresirohani, Amir Basij, Foroud Bayat, Babak Modarresi Rohani, Ashkan Rezvanian, Behrost Basij, Behnam Khorsandian, Armin Tajikin, Amirali Monjar and Mohammad Hossein Rahmani designed a multi-stage experience consisting of reading a graphic novel, visiting an arranged laboratory, conducting experiments and looking for clues in it, watching a video, and finally meeting the eponymous Immanuel via VR. By creating an immersive environment, they enable the viewer to gradually enter a future vision in which research objects try to live a separate – but inevitably short – life, whereas humanity is entangled in existing conflicts and problems, carrying fears and resentments from generation to generation. […]
Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 74-75.
photo: Małgorzata Kujda