Nature Morte presented a group exhibition featuring works created by seven artists using artificial intelligence. I am showing Fall of the House of Usher. The exhibition has been curated by 64/1, an art curation and research collective founded by artist Raghava KK and economist Dr. Karthik Kalyanaraman, Gradient Descent, explores the intersection between artificial intelligence and contemporary art. Bringing together artists who address how contemporary art can create a dynamic human-machine relationship, this groundbreaking exhibition provides us with a vision of what art could be in the post-human age.
Inspired by an abandoned idea of Walt Disney's to build natural history cinemas in zoos, Nature's Nickelodeons is a live cinema experience that will be premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest. I've been with filmmaker and Doctor of GeoHumanities Amy Cutler to re-invent the nature broadcasts through the use of a neural net.
More information here: https://sheffdocfest.com/special_events/6368
I've been working with Amy Cutler to see if we can make a neural net dream of forests. Part of our exploration will be on next month's Late Junction on BBC 3.
As part of the HKW Forecast Forum, I'm presenting my AI generated animation, "Fall of the House of Usher". Chosen by curator David Elliot under the category of "looking", I'll be discussing how how I use Artificial Intelligence as both a process and a material to try and reintroduce the human into the algorithmic.
More information here: https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_140477.php
I'll be performing "Drawing with Sound" on the 26th May at this year's Metamarathon, 42 hours of talks, performances, films, concerts, exhibitions and workshops on the subject of artificial intelligence, at the NRW-Forum in Dusseldorf.
More information: https://www.metamarathon.net/
Delighted to be asked to be a keynote speaker for the first workshop on Computer Vision for Fashion, Art and Design at the European Conference on Computer Vision. The workshop will bring together researchers in computer vision and machine learning and artists and professionals from creative domains to discuss open problems in the areas of computer vision for fashion and creative visual content generation.
More information: https://sites.google.com/view/eccvfashion/home?authuser=0
Speaking on the second day of the symposium at ZKM with scientists and other artists on "The Gaze of the Machine. Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision". I will be looking at my own practise and how it is possible to use Computer Vision to push notions of creativity within an art context.
More information here: https://zkm.de/en/event/2018/04/encoding-cultures-living-amongst-intelligent-machines
Part of a panel this time at Impakt that considered and speculated on possible futures for rendered realities and suggest strategies for regulating or countering artificial realities created by computation. With Lucy Hardcastle, Sjef van Gaalen, Luba Elliott and moderated by Natalie Kane.
More information: http://impakt.nl/headquarters/news/report-impakt-event-deep-fake-or-rendering-the-truth/
I will be speaking at this year's European Media Art Festival on the panel discussion "Deep Fake or Rendering the Truth" about my practise, alongside Luba Elliot, Igor Schwarzmann, Francis Hunger and Tobias Revell.
More information here: http://impakt.nl/headquarters/news/impakt-emaf-deep-fake-or-rendering-the-truth/
I have been selected as the winner of the 2018-19 DARE Art Prize by Opera North and the University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute. Working with scientists at the University, I will explore the functions of memory and the roles of the left and right sides of the brain, and how their operation might be embodied in a work of art. The project will start summer 2018 and last a year.
More information: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/news/dare-art-prize-winner-announced