The first innovative arts organization dedicated to the intersection of art, science and technology, with locations in Washington, DC, New York City and Miami, announces the return of Machine Hallucination: NYC, the groundbreaking immersive exhibition in collaboration with award-winning media artist and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence Refik Anadol. In partnership with digital art online auction platform Nifty Gateway, this special viewing of Machine Hallucination: NYC, which attracted more than 100,000 visitors in its first three-month showing, will also feature an exclusive location drop of exhibition-based experiential NFT art, a collection composed of 1,000 unique NFTs from Anadol available to visitors on-site only at ARTECHOUSE’s New York location.
Commissioned by ARTECHOUSE and created by Refik Anadol, Machine Hallucination: NYC is a time and space exploration into New York City’s past and potential future. This completely immersive exhibition is of New York, by New York and for New York—a fitting tribute to one of the world’s greatest cities and architectural marvels. Exploring New York through the mind of a machine, Machine Hallucination: NYC aims to uncover the ever-changing shape of the city, evoking our collective memory and the ways that new forms of visual representation can alter our perception of this iconic destination. Machine Hallucination: NYC exemplifies a new form of storytelling through the groundbreaking use of the latest technology and AI (artificial intelligence). By deploying machine-learning algorithms on a massive dataset—more than 100 million publicly available photographs of New York’s iconic architecture and urban landscapes without people, devoid of ego and distraction—Anadol created a cinematic data universe of the city’s collective memories and their AI re-imaginings, which ARTECHOUSE’s creative team helped transform into an immersive, technologically-unprecedented experience of the city’s deeply-hidden consciousness. Anadol worked with Berlin-based composer Kerim Karaoglu to compose an awe-inspiring sound design using New York’s sound archives with machine intelligence to enhance the narrative.
Machine Hallucination, specifically, is a 30-minute experimental cinema, presented in 16K resolution, that visualizes New York’s story hidden deep in the city’s consciousness, a purposeful journey through its collective memories. It doesn’t tell the story of today’s New York, but, instead, tells the story of what may come, with the machine bridging the gap between the present and a vision of the near future. It’s a hopeful vision about the relationship between machine and man, an alternate narrative to a machine’s role in our apocalyptic future. What Machine Hallucination renders is a unique context for us to explore. Entertaining and enthralling, the machine’s hallucination can expand our own capacity to dream and help us envision things that we otherwise couldn’t see or even imagine.
We're excited to reopen our doors and welcome you back to ARTECHOUSE NYC! As you book your visit please be assured that your safety and well being is our top priority, We hope that Intangible Forms will offer you a perfect getaway and opportunity to connect to art in a safe environment.
We look forward to welcoming you to our art space. Please note that the New York City Mayor has issued a mandate that requires all visitors and employees ages 12 and older to show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO effective August 17, 2021. Please find our COVID-19 guidelines below.
NYC Covid Safe App
CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
NYC Vaccination Record
An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.
Additional touchless hand sanitizing stations have been installed.
We begin each day with a professional cleaning and sanitizing, and follow it up with continuous, hourly maintenance.
All staff are vaccinated, pre-screened, and supplied with PPE.
We offer rebookings for any ticket holders feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms.
We strongly encourage booking online in advance to ensure your desired date and session, however we may have a small amount of walk-up tickets available onsite. While contactless payments are preferred, we also accept cash.
Our XR Bars at ARTECHOUSE DC & NYC remain closed.
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