Michel, Cassandra, Google & the others

From Algolit

Michel, Cassandra, Google and the others


Is it possible for algorithms to read a poetic story in an archive of news articles on digital surveillance, updated daily by the same person for fifteen years? Can algorithms read a similar story in the texts of a database as that which is told by its creator?

The members of the collective Algolit investigate these questions using e-traces, the database maintained by artist Michel Cleempoel. The answers are a source of inspiration for poetic and visual literary creations that take over Constant’s window.

If you want to see the installation at work, you can also browse to: The code of the installation can be found here:

Opening: Thursday 25 November 2021 from 18:00 till 21:00. Workshop: Friday 14 January 2022 from 10:00 till 17:00.

This installation is made with the support of Constant & the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles/Arts Numériques.