I Am Sitting in a High Dimensional Room

In “I Am Sitting In A High-Dimensional Room,” the artists, Philipp Schmitt and Anina Rubin, leave the physical world behind. Narrated by a neural-network-synthesized voice and performed in a high-dimensional room simulation by Dr. Felipe Orduña Bustamante, the piece offers a sonic experience of an invisible, unimaginable space. As high- dimensional, mathematical spaces underpin, for example, artificially-intelligent neural networks, the work alludes to dematerialization and abstraction in contemporary science and technology, as well as the virtualization of culture during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Discover the piece and listen to the artists and scientists discuss their collaboration.