Lorem

LOREM

Biography

Lorem is a music-driven multidisciplinary project by Italian sound and visual artist Francesco D’Abbraccio. It is an inquiry about Human-Computer Interaction in the age of Artificial Intelligence. During the last two years Lorem built a collaborative platform, involving AI artists (Mario Klingemann, Damien Henry), video artists (Karol Sudolski, Mirek Hardiker), information engineering researchers (Nicola Cattabiani) with the aim to produce original audio, visuals and lyrics. Deep neural networks, hacked hardware and programmed errors are used to drive machines toward aesthetical, autonomous behaviours.

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Lorem---Adversarial-feelings

"Adversarial Feelings"

Description of the work

The idea that data are THE new form of Value is broadly agreed nowadays, and it speaks a lot about the emergency of Neural Networks in economic driven contexts. AI is actually one of the most affective tools to interpretate and manipulate huge amounts of information, and to implement predictive models. On the other hand, Neural Networks are the more and more employed to simulate human behaviours, in order to address user activities. Once trained on human gestures, AI systems develop a mimetic attitude, becoming the more and more capable to blend into human irrational and instinctual processes. “Adversarial Feelings” is an investigation focusing on politics of representation of such powerful, sometimes dangerous devices. Rather then employ machines to affect users, the project is an attempt to teach computers to express human (and non-human) complex feelings. Based on self-generating MIDI polyrhythms and on recursive audio resampling, “Adversarial Feelings” is AV installation where intricated music patterns discloses emotional time-fractured experiences. To develop his “intelligent system”, Lorem involved AI artists (Mario Klingemann, Damien Henry), video artists (Karol Sudolski, Mirek Hardiker) and engineering of information researchers (Nicola Cattabiani) with the aim to produce original music, visuals and lyrics.

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