Albert BarquÇ-Duran Mario Klingemann Marc Marzenit

Barqué-Duran Albert,
Mario Klingemann and Marc Marzenit


Albert Barqué-Duran is a Honorary Research Fellow In Cognitive Science and a new media artist at City, University of London and Lacuna Lab in Berlin. He leads disruptive projects at the intersection of art, research and technology with the aim of finding novel formats of generating scientific knowledge to reflect about contemporary and futuristic issues and its cultural implications. He has exhibited and performed at Sónar+D (Barcelona, Spain), Creative Reactions (London, UK), Cambridge Neuroscience Society (Cambridge, UK), Max Planck (Berlin, Germany), SciArt Center (New York, USA), IGNITE Fest (Medellìn, Colombia).

Mario Klingemann is an artist who works with algorithms and data. He investigates the possibilities that machine learning and artificial intelligence offer by understanding how creativity, culture and their perception work. An important part of this investigation is his work with digital cultural archives like the British Library, the internet Archives or the collection of Google Arts & Culture where is currently artist in residence. He is a regular speaker at international conferences about art, design and media, winner of the 2015 Creative Award of the British Library, and his works have been at the Ars Electronica Festival, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the MET and the MoMa, New York.

Marc Marzenit is an audio engineer, composer, music producer and DJ with many years of experience touring the world. He performed in places like London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Argentina, Mexico, Canada or Asia, just to name a few. Besides his profile as underground musician, he also created shows like “Suite on Clouds”, a 3D mapping show with 8 violinists, 1 harp, symphonic percussions, synthesizers and a grand piano. These projects draw on his classical background and show his integrated vision of electronic music: combining acoustic, analogue and digital instruments together in the same show.

My Artificial Muse

"My Artificial Muse"

Description of the work

“My Artificial Muse” is a performance in IV acts exploring how Artificial Intelligence can collaborate with humans in the creative and artistic processes.The human artist Albert Barqué-Duran performs a live-painting show, reproducing an artwork 100% designed by an Artificial Neural Network conceived by Mario Klingemann. Also, the artifi-cial intelligent machine performs a visual show on how it generates new paintings and showcases the computational creativity processes behind it. A generative experimental music set, produced by Marc Marzenit, is played through a series of embodied sensors that follow the movements of the artist during the performance. (Playtime: 60 minutes aprox.). Each performance is unique.

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