Jan Zuiderveld was the winner of the iii residency award after his graduation show in 2023, awarded for addressing current developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence with a combination of playfulness and technical excellence.
During his residency at iii, Zuiderveld further explored two household appliances: a coffee machine and a microwave, imbued with surprising new powers. The two machines show the potential of generative AI to be embodied in everyday devices. Through a humorous and critical lens, both appliances prompt us to reflect on the roles these items play in our lives and the broader implications of our efficiency-obsessed culture, offering a mirror to our intricate relationship with the technologies that both empower and constrain us.
Videography: Tanja Busking
The artist would like to thank Arthur Elsenaar, Matteo Marangoni en Martie Verweij for their help and advice.