An Eye Unruled: After Dark

Explore AI-inspired artworks during the swissnex Gallery’s special evening hours, in partnership with the Exploratorium’s After Dark series on Artificial Intelligence.

Photo by Myleen Hollero for swissnex San Francisco

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94111 United States


August 23, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


Free; requires After Dark ticket

This event is free with a ticket purchase to the Exploratorium “After Dark” event, which requires an “After Dark” ticket.

It is year 2039. An artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten becomes the first non-human governor. She leads a politician-free zone with a network of Artificial Intelligences. She lives in mobile devices of the citizens and can love up to 3 million people. On August 22, the Exploratorium’s “After Dark: Artificially Intelligent” event will be governed by The Kitty AI, nestled into various locations at the Exploratorium to campaign for her radical future vision.

For this special After Dark event, the swissnex Gallery will stay open and offer guided tours of our exhibition, An Eye Unruled. The exhibition presents five artistic positions that explore how human and non-human agents merge to create alternative imaginary worlds and new ways of seeing. From neural networks that hallucinate creatures or generate pixel-perfect portraits of non-existing people, to Instagram selfies of self-proclaimed CGI-robots, An Eye Unruled explores the possible universes envisioned by the post-human eye.

Be sure to get your hand stamped prior to exiting the Exploratorium to visit An Eye Unruled. Exploratorium entry requires an After Dark ticket purchased from the Exploratorium.


6pm — doors open
9pm — doors close


Dr. Pinar Yoldas is an infradisciplinary architect/artist/researcher currently based in San Diego, California. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience. Dr. Yoldas is a Guggenheim fellow and an EU Future Emerging Arts recipient.


This program is presented in partnership with the #SwissTouch Campaign of Presence Switzerland, the Swiss Arts Council Pro HelvetiaFotomuseum WinterthurCréation Baumann, the Canton de Vaud (DGES), the University of Lausanne, and Maison d’Ailleurs. The entire program was developed in collaboration with the Fotomuseum Winterthur, a leading Swiss institution for the presentation and discussion of photography and visual culture. The partner for bench coverings and curtains is Création Baumann, with its internationally renowned Swiss textile label.