KI-Camp ART + AI WebTalk: A Conversation with the AI Newcomers in Art 2021
Within KI-Camp 2021 for the first time artists are honoured as "AI Newcomers" next to outstanding researchers and professionals in the field of AI. On April 27, the AI artists Sofia Crespo and Jake Elwes have been awarded in the discipline of Art. Moreover, this year's KI-Camp also features the exhibition ///hardware almost feels real/, dealing with the proximity of artificiality and nature in AI, curated by The Real Office. As part of the curatorial team, art theorist Maximilian Lehner will moderate this conversation with the two artists. The talk links the topic of AI with its several assumed counterparts: nature, human, creative, ...
Sofia Crespo is an artist with a focus on artificial life, her practice is driven by a huge interest in biologically-inspired technologies, such as artificial neural networks. One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve.
Jake Elwes is an artist living and working in London. Elwes’s work explores the code, philosophy and ethics behind A.I. research, finding poetry and narrative in the successes and failures of these systems. Recent works explore A.I. bias by queering datasets using drag performers.
Maximilian Lehner works as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Media at KU Linz and co-founded The Real Office (RO) in Stuttgart, an agency for concepts, funding, and project management in the independent art scene. Maximilian studied art theory and philosophy in Paris, Stuttgart, and Linz, where he currently pursues his doctoral studies. His main research interests are in the entanglement of temporal structures and socio-political narratives in contemporary art, theories of artistic research, the history of art and technology movements, and convergences between new technologies and art.
More information: https://kicamp.org/en/ai-newcomers/candidates
The WebTalk will be available via Zoom:
Meeting-ID: 863 6009 2596