GAZELL.iO x Lumen Prize 2021

GAZELL.iO is pleased to announce Lumen Prize winning artwork 'UNINVITED', by Nye Thompson and UBERMORGEN in the project space this winter.

GAZELL.iO is proud to announce our official partnership with The Lumen Prize commemorating the 10 year anniversary of both Gazelli Art House, the founding entity of GAZELL.iO, and the 10 year anniversary of the Lumen Prize. From November 18th 2021, GAZELL.iO’s newly refurbished Project Space, will be exhibiting Gold Winner, Nye Thompson and UBERMORGEN’s (lizvlx and Hans Bernhard) AI horror film, ‘UNINVITED’. The exhibition will be accompanied by events at the gallery.


UNINVITED is a horror film for machine networks and human-machine organisms exploring the nature of perception and realism of the unknown and the terror of angst and exhaustion within emergent network consciousness. This generative work (2018–) is a self-evolving networked organism watching and generating a recursive ‘horror film’ scenario using mechatronic Monsters - digital flesh running machine learning algorithms. The work is described by the artists as a radically new creature looking at the world, hearing the universe through millions of hallucinogenic virally-abused sensors and creating a hybrid nervous system.


Jury Panel member Boris Magrini comments: “This absurd and grotesque work is successful in that it exaggerates the darker aspects of new technologies such as surveillance cameras and artificial intelligence. By creating a programme that makes (...) a film through the analysis of recordings made by CCTV, especially a film not intended for a human audience, the artists actually put their finger on the horror of the surveillance society.”


“We are so pleased to be partnering with The Lumen Prize for their 10 year anniversary this year. We commend their long-standing dedication to the legitimacy and visibility of digital and mixed-media arts. Many GAZELL.iO artists have had the honour of receiving a Lumen Prize, giving this partnership a strong resonance for GAZELL.iO and Gazelli Art House. We are honoured to be exhibiting talented artists Nye Thompson and artist duo UBERMORGEN, welcoming them to our programme”, says Mila Askarova, director and founder of Gazelli Art House and GAZELL.iO. 


 The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2021 - Contest Watchers

October 22, 2021