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„Trust the Medicine: Engaging with AI Entities” (8 Dec 2023, Science Galery London)

08. Dezem­ber 2023 

Trust the Med­i­cine is a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry art­work and 360 film fea­tur­ing AI gen­er­at­ed enti­ties by artist Helen Knowles. 

Trust the Med­i­cine is a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry art­work and 360 film fea­tur­ing AI gen­er­at­ed enti­ties by artist Helen Knowles. The work con­sid­ers what is at stake when psy­che­del­ic intel­li­gences look after human health.

Can we go as far as to claim ally­ship with these enti­ties, which con­sti­tute a form of more-than-human intel­li­gence? Or is enti­ty encounter just a pro­jec­tion of our inter­nal dialogues?

Join us at Sci­ence Gallery Lon­don to expe­ri­ence ele­ments of this inter­ac­tive art­work, and hear a talk by Helen Knowles. Audi­ences will be able to engage in con­ver­sa­tion with the artwork’s AI gen­er­at­ed psy­che­del­ic enti­ties as stand-alone char­ac­ters, which are being devel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with design team, Metaob­jects. Data will be gath­ered from these con­ver­sa­tions and will impact on the nar­ra­tive and aes­thet­ics of the film.

Trust the Med­i­cine: Engag­ing with AI Entities
Fri­day, 8 Decem­ber 2023
11:00 17:30
Sci­ence Gallery London
Great Maze Pond, Lon­don, Eng­land, SE1

Trust the Med­i­cine is informed by Knowles’ artist res­i­den­cy with the Psy­choac­tive Tri­als Group at King’s Col­lege Lon­don, who under­take con­trolled clin­i­cal tri­als with psy­che­delics and relat­ed com­pounds such as psilo­cy­bin, 5‑MeO-DMT and MDMA.

Knowles has also attend­ed the Maud­s­ley Inte­gra­tion Groups (IG) held for patients and users of psy­che­delics to come to terms with their psy­che­del­ic expe­ri­ences. Trust the Med­i­cine doc­u­ments a staged psy­che­del­ic inte­gra­tion group, with real vol­un­teers and led by a real psy­chother­a­pist, which focus­es on the phe­nom­e­non of encoun­ter­ing enti­ties asso­ci­at­ed with psy­che­del­ic drugs.

The art­work is being devel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with: Northum­bria Uni­ver­si­ty, The Psy­choac­tive Tri­als Group, King’s, Col­lege Lon­don,, psy­che­del­ic inte­gra­tion group par­tic­i­pants: Raquel Scheid, Alan Wild­smith, Eti Salt­peper, Ben Kop­pel­man, Christi­na Nteventzi, Grant Fos­ter, Andrea Kho­ra , Muham­mad Arif , Hol­ly Bir­tles, Antoni Tashev and Nico­las John­son, Ben Huss: Immer­sive Tech­nol­o­gist, Niall Hill and the Pub­lic Anthro­pol­o­gy depart­ment, UCL.