DAY 10     May 23

Prediction Error

 Brody Condon, Hito Steyerl



Prediction Error

Time: 4pm - 5:45pm CET One hour 45 min
Zoom on computer (no phones)
Comfortable with arm movement
Limited space for up to 10 participants
Unlimted space to join as audience.


During the prediction error workshop by Brody Condon we will become elements of the hidden states underlying our delusions and hallucinations. After an introduction by cognitive neuroscientist Philip Corlett, Director of the Belief, Learning, and Memory Lab at Yale, we will simulate a predictive coding model. These models provide a mechanistic description of delusion formation as a result of overactive prediction error systems that can no longer accurately contextualize our surrounding environment.

Research supported by NTNU ARTEC Cloud based AiR, Interaction design with Participation Design Agency


Predictive Coding

Time: 6pm - 7pm CEST

Conversation with Hito Steyerl and Brody Condon moving from predictive coding model in the brain to predictive neural networks of machines and the hallucinations they create.

Brody Condon

born Mexico (1974)
based in Berlin

Shifts in the narrative self, instigated by durational role play at the Berlin Biennale (Level Five, 2016); futuristic group encounter sessions led by a monumental sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Future Gestalt, 2012); mortality salience experiments with participants at the Athens Biennale (Response Priming, 2018); existential therapy with craftspeople focused on objects relevant to their practice, such as bowl linked to a past trauma or a shaman’s fractured selves, at the Anyang Public Arts Project (Four Sessions, 2014).

These embodied but dematerialized works, often game-like and made in consultation with psychologists, consider the subjective experience of active participants not as a residual response to a constructed situation, but the medium itself. The locus of the work is the unseen. The artist here functions as a catalyst or a facilitator with the potential to offer the participating subjects critically reflective access to a specific experiential spectrum.

Hito Steyerl

born in Munich in 1966, studied at the Japan Institute of the Moving Image, then at Munich University of Television and Film before presenting a thesis in philosophy at Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. She lives in Berlin, where she teaches New Media Art at Berlin University of the Arts, and founded the Research Center for Proxy Politics (with Vera Tollmann and Boaz Levin). Her work has been the subject of several monographic exhibitions and has been included in many international events, such as the 58th Venice Biennale (2019).