Technology is part of our lives more than ever, but we are also hardwired to the natural environment. What does this relationship look like as we accelerate towards a future where advanced technology has the potential to change everything? How will technology and nature coexist – and how might our worlds change?

At the frontier of art and technology, Refik Anandol’s Quantum memories plunges us deep into the world of big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and quantum – to show us nature – but not as we know it. Using two hundred million nature-related images, Anadol’s immersive real-time video, offers us a new, radical view of nature. Encouraging us to rethink our relationship to the natural world when the neural network of computerised mind is enabled.

This program was part of Triennial Conversations, which took place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December to mark the opening of NGV Triennial 2020.

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JR’s Homily to Country With NGV’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Design & Architecture Triennial conversations: JR / Rivers in Decline Badger Bates, Gabrielle Chan, Rachel Strachan and Alan Whyte in conversation with Ewan McEoin In conversation: Revising Narratives Claire G. Coleman, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Timothy Moore and Scotty So in conversation with Pip Wallis Triennial conversations: Resonant Nature Refik Anadol and Dr Tessa Laird in conversation with Simone LeAmon Triennial conversations: Nature as Collaborator Talin Hazbar, Elliot Bastianon, Geoff Nees and Hannah Presley in conversation with Myf Doughty Triennial conversations: Oceans on the Edge Professor Madeleine van Oppen, Pirjo Haikola and Alex Goad in conversation with Ewan McEoin Triennial conversations: Get Real Estate Jill Garner, Amy Muir and Michael Bleby in conversation with Ewan McEoin In conversation: Future First Nations Megan Cope, Angela Tiatia and Hannah Presley in conversation with Myles Russell-Cook In conversation: A Dark Horizon Dr. Edward Colless and Professor Larissa Hjorthin in conversation with Dr. Simon Maidment In conversation: House Of Heroines Lara Schnitger in conversation with Pip Wallis Refik Anadol on Quantum Memories Triennial conversations Faye Toogood on Downtime Triennial conversations Erez Nevi Pana on Crystalline Triennial conversations Interview: Glenda Nicholls Interview: Diamond Stingily Interview: Liam Young Triennial | JR Interview with William Badger Bates Triennial profile | Refik Anadol Interview: Tomoaki Suzuki Interview Interview: Faye Toogood Interview Interview: Alicja Kwade Interview: Fred Wilson Interview: Porky Hefer Kengo Kuma | Botanical pavilion Triennial profile Installing JR’s Homily to Country NGV Triennial 2020 Preparing for NGV Triennial 2020 Celebrating contemporary art, design and architecture Bringing NGV Triennial 2020 to life Celebrating contemporary art, design and architecture