Rumi meets with electronic artwork


Rumi Dreams, a new electronic project by Refik Anadol, who is acknowledged about the entire world with his artificial intelligence-centered artworks, was introduced at Istanbul Atatürk Society Center (AKM) on June 4. The exhibition will be on screen as component of the Beyoğlu Cultural Road Festival by means of to June 12.


Society and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy mentioned at the opening of the exhibition that Turkey has environment models from the earlier and the Rumi philosophy is a single of the greatest of these manufacturers.

“We are making our new brands. Istanbul and AKM are incredibly essential manufacturers in the area of society and arts. Refik Anadol brought the contemporary art of our age with each other with the philosophy of Rumi in an exceptionally wonderful way. We would also like to thank the Konya Metropolitan Municipality. They cooperated with us. Soon after all, when we point out Mevlana, Konya arrives to intellect,” the minister said.

Konya Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay mentioned that Rumi is the most crucial worth of Konya, and that a very essential initiative has been made to describe him specially to youthful folks.

Noting that all digital information at hand had been transformed into an exhibition by indicates of synthetic intelligence, Altay said, “We executed a get the job done with Anadol, one particular of the vital manufacturers of Turkey. It will impress everybody and make an opportunity primarily for young persons to satisfy Rumi. Of training course, the exhibition is not only for younger people, but also for every person who loves him and adopts his philosophy.”


Anadol, on the other hand, said that the exhibition Rumi Dreams is essentially an synthetic intelligence data sculpture.

“It is an knowledge that emerged after scanning and archiving tens of millions of cherished is effective. It has develop into a operate that we are all happy of, exhibiting beforehand unseen digital artwork emotions that try to provide jointly the earlier, current and future. The digitization of facts took far more than a year. But thanks to the great aid of the Konya Municipality, an huge details pool has emerged. It is our greatest desire to unfold this to the planet,” he added.

Rumi Goals

Motivated by Rumi’s multilayered philosophical lens by way of which he interpreted lifetime and the universe, Rumi Dreams is an AI-dependent spectacle of gentle and motion that animates a vast dataset of important Rumi archives. This dataset, gathered with the aid of Konya Metropolitan Municipality, consists of scripts of Masnavi in 19 diverse languages, a lot more than 180,000 photographs of dervish lodges, historic book webpages, and files, and recordings of Sufi audio and performances.


Anadol and his staff processed this interdisciplinary dataset that is emblematic of Rumi’s worldview however machine learning algorithms. The ensuing info universe gets the setting up blocks of device-produced Rumi Dreams, a exclusive standpoint from which to watch Rumi’s poetic universe on an unprecedented scale.

Producing a multisensory dynamic effectiveness, Rumi Desires is an creative expression of the convergence concerning the which means(s) of light-weight, information, and movement, encouraging you to come across “your light that lights the earth.”

Maria Lewis

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