As a young girl, Carla de Livry was completely fascinated by the world of Formula 1. One day, her father took her to see the Monaco Grand Prix. “The cars seemed extraordinarily beautiful to me,” says the Czech-born artist. The noise of the engines was music, with this sound that we heard coming from afar softly and which suddenly arrived with incredible force. It was something extraordinary to hear. »
Carla de Livry does figurative and abstract painting, sculpture, photography, NFT. She has always been interested in technology. She has been working for some time on the subject of Formula 1, and more specifically Ferraris. With a look that is both technical and aesthetic that makes his photographs, also offered in NFT, look like supernatural beings.
Carla de Livry has always had a passion for Ferrari. “I first met Gilles Villeneuve through my [now deceased] husband in 1980, two years before his tragic death,” she said. I also met Enzo Ferrari the same year in Modena, where he was born and founded the Scuderia. Enzo always said his favorite driver was Gilles Villeneuve. »
Her AI series drives F1, made without the use of artificial intelligence (AI) – she says – is a glimpse of what the future holds, according to Carla de Livry. “The series addresses the incredible integration by Formula 1 teams of artificial intelligence which is advancing at phenomenal speed. The general public and F1 enthusiasts are not very aware of this, but during an F1 season, the data needed to race requires AI. This data travels in real time to the driver and team dashboards. I learned that we arrive at the incredible figure of 11.8 billion telemetry data points. Data derived from over 440 configurations of each car. »
The teams have been interested in AI for a long time, and Carla de Livry is passionate about it “There is no one who can decipher 1.5 terabytes of data on 300 sensors each race,” she says. AI provides drivers and their teams with data that optimizes every millisecond of racing, every decision made. AI improves the performance of both the car and the driver, and even improves safety thanks to a fast and precise way of detecting the slightest technical problem. »
Carla de Livry is currently exhibiting a version of her IA series driving F1 at the chic restaurant Marcus, at 1440, rue de la Montagne, in downtown Montreal. “We really like Carla’s artwork,” says Milena Svetna, media relations manager for Four Seasons, which owns the restaurant. “When we were planning our activities for the Grand Prix, we felt it was appropriate to exhibit some of his works. The visit is free. Everyone is invited to come see them. »
Four works from the IA pilot F1 series have been displayed near the entrance to the restaurant, close to a showcase and on both sides. The installation gives an amazing reflection and multiplication effect that seems to project our gaze into the future. Both the future of Formula 1 and that of our daily lives, which we announce in immersion with an artificial intelligence that we will have to know how to curb. Like the Cavallino Rampante, Ferrari’s famous prancing horse.