The Intelligent Investor
The Intelligent Investor. (detail) Tiziano paper velvet, data from a selection of microflash crashes, electric paint, sensors,
soundsystem, custom code, microcontroller, aluminium, textbook, synthesised voices.
— The Intelligent Investor explores the relation between frequent anomalies recorded in the market
and related to algo trading and the possibility and the production of knowledge through data.
As data is often used to validate knowledge in science and statistics, the artwork utilises the recorded data generated by a selection of microflash crashes, in order to produce meaningful sentences from 'The intelligent investor' (Graham B. 2006).
The artwork is comprised of three structural elements (one of which is shown above); each element has a personalised synthesised female voice, which speaks the generated text, when the audience touches the black paper on the front of the structure. The final result is rather theathrical, as the three structures can either respond to each other's lines or choose not to comment, while the audience is immersed in a surreal commentary about aspects of the financial world.