Robert B. LISEK

QUANTUM ENIGMA is an installation, which utilizes radioactive materials such as Thorium for generating random numbers sequence that has a many applications as a great cryptographic key and source of random light and sound impulses. The existing computing machines don’t generate random sequences; the so called pseudo-generators of random numbers are periodic. This is why the project reaches quantum states which are highly randomized and can be used for generating random numbers.

Understanding of the use of random numbers plays a very important role in times of mass surveillance. Random numbers sequence obtained from radioactive decay is a great cryptographic key. Cryptography is the ultimate form of non-violent direct action! There are math problems that you can create that even the strongest state cannot break. Cryptography allows to create regions free from the coercive force of the outer state. Free from mass interception. Free from state control. Be Random. Don’t Let Politicians and Economists Hack Your Activity!




Robert B. LISEK
Fundamental Research Lab
Robert B. LISEK is an artist, mathematician and composer who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on crital art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon conceptual art, software art and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI.
Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochatistic, concret music, musica futurista and noise.
Author of many exhibitions and concerts, among others: QUANTUM ENIGMA – STEIM Amsterdam, NUCLEAR RANDOM GENERATOR – Harvestworks Arts Center New York, Fluc Wanne Vienna, RADICAL MIND – Columbia University New York, TERROR ENGINES – WORM Center Rotterdam, Secure Insecurity – ISEA Istanbul; DEMONS – Venice Biennale (accompanying events); Manifesto vs. Manifesto – Ujazdowski Castel of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; NGRU – FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST – ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; FLOAT – Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI – Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes – Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; FXT- ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya.