Ada Lovelace (Série Femmage)


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  • Digital Print
  • LS White Velvet 270gr Fine Art Paper
  • Image Size: 55x40 cm
  • Total Size: 70x50 cm
  • Date: 2024
  • 25 units
  • Ref.: ED36889

The work was part of the exhibition ‘JE T'AUTORISE A ÊTRE MOI, JE M'AUTORISE A ÊTRE TOI’ by ORLAN, presented from 18 May to 10 June 2024.


Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was an English mathematician and writer. She is best known for having written the first algorithm to be processed by a machine, Charles Babbage's analytical machine, and is considered to be history's first programmer.


In this work, ORLAN promotes a dialogue between her installation and Minitel, the ancestor of the Internet, and her "L'ORLAN-oid", a robot in her image equipped with artificial intelligence that speaks with her voice, generating texts and movements. Since Ada Lovelace invented the "analytical machine", the ancestor of the computer, she appears at the top of the image, holding her calculation programme in her hand. ORLAN also uses the texts generated by the robot to create the pattern of Ada Lovelace's vintage dress, which thus becomes a cybernetic dress.


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