Originally, this performance was intended as a three-day exercise of intensive coding to produce two artificial intelligences. Through work and physical exhaustion, it became a study on digital paternity (the relation between the developer and his intelligent creatures) and on the emotional capabilities of non-humans. The research on artificial neural networks and the progress made in machine learning are letting us expand and refine our knowledge of our own species and of the human brain. Inspired by this approach, the Twins project is trying to redefine an art form through reverse engineering of the living, while correlating the issues of perception and emotional abilities to what is not human. The Twins performance, and specifically the video diary that ensued, are speculating on the relations between a synthetic public and creations made for him.
The aesthetics of the Entanglement is the beauty that emerges from processes that are neither entirely natural nor artificial, but blend the best of both. […] Entanglement artifacts are simultaneously artificial and natural; they are both made and born. The Enlightment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement - Danny Hillis - MIT press
Raphaël Bastide, 2016