About the artwork
Summer Holiday is David Szauder’s commentary on the place of humankind in the world. In a world where we are inundated with information in the technological age, we are often relegated to a position of observation rather than action. Though this is not necessarily bad in and of itself, the artist wished to capture this moment of suspense and encourage embracing even the mundane and trivial of the everyday. Created with Artificial Intelligence, this work is considered as a technological extension of the Surrealist and Dada movements.
About the series
These figures you see never existed. They are synthetic, or if you like, they are the artificial creations of a programmed super computer. I breathed life into them, reviving the original meaning of the word ‘animation’, gave them a soul and pulled them out of the dimension of artificial intelligence and integrated them into this real, sur-real, surreal world.
Surrealism in this form is a metaphor for everyday life, since the moment we are experiencing is quite extreme.
Thus, the main characters in this series are us, all of us. We float, we fall, we are immersed in the foam, we are torn out of our own environment by the events. Or we just stand like colored statues, staring and waiting for more beautiful days to come.
And of course this is not bad or wrong, as long as we can stop for a moment and notice the moment, which tells us that we have to live a little for today, otherwise the charm of things will be lost and we will get stuck in this world.
This is my everyday surrealism.”