My Body, My Business

My Body, My Business

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 16. shared moments of observation.

Sofia Crespo

shared moments of observation

Lot Closed

March 14, 06:16 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details


Sofia Crespo

b. 1991

shared moments of observation

non-fungible token ERC-721

smart contract address: 0xb932a70A57673d89f4acfFBE830E8ed7f75Fb9e0

token ID: 43094

metadata: png

Minted in 2023, ed. 1/1.

The artist.

Sofia Crespo is an artist working exploring biology-inspired technologies. One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve. This implyies the idea that technologies are a biased product of the organic life that created them and not a completely separated object. Crespo looks at the similarities between techniques of AI image formation, and the way that humans express themselves creatively and cognitively recognize their world.

Her work brings into question the potential of AI in artistic practice and its ability to reshape our understanding of creativity. On the side, she is also hugely concerned with the dynamic change in the role of the artists working with machine learning techniques. She’s also the co-founder of Entangled Others Studio.

The manner in which birds have most commonly been recorded before, and even after, the advent of the camera has a curious, static quality: birds are often seen from the side, at ninety degrees to the observer, posed on a branch, plumage neatly visible. Accompanying these observations, the observer frequently added details of spread wings and tail feathers, which clearly were seen post-mortem in most cases. 

Anyone lucky enough to see a bird's song made fleetingly tangible in the air by sub-zero temperatures knows how fleeting most encounters can be, flitting, darting, soaring and signaling at breathtaking speeds. This stark contrast illuminates just how the manner in which we depict is shaped by our limits of perception, as it simultaneously traces the contours of how we in turn perceive the world. We cannot see, let alone render their hurried forms, instead, we patiently await the right moments to capture them when they are still enough for us to actually not just see form, but also detail. 

Depictions of the avian are that of a shared stillness.