October 8-11, 2019: Robert B. Lisek & Cirkulacija 2: AI for Artists – AI for Artists; Symposium / Presentation with Workshop, Exhibition and Performance!
Tuesday, October 8 at 6 pm at the Polygon Creative Center | Tobačna Ljubljana: Introductory lectures / presentations = Symposium (Borut Savski, Boštjan Čadež, Stefan Doepner, Robert B. Lisek)
Wednesday, October 9 at noon in Circulation 2 | Tobacna Ljubljana: AI for artists workshop – led by Robert B. Lisek
Thursday 10 October at 8pm in Circulation 2 | Tobačna Ljubljana: Exhibition of sound installations and performance by Robert B. Lisek
Tuesday to Friday, 8 to 12 October in Circulation 2 | Tobačna Ljubljana: Exhibition of sound installations
You need a laptop to participate in the workshop. Please send your applications to the workshop by Tuesday, October 8, 2019, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of participants is limited, so hurry up!
Artificial Intelligence for Artists is composed of: introductory lectures / presentations, which will take place on October 8th, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Poligon Creative Center (Tobačna Ljubljana), and in the following days as a workshop led by Robert Lisek in the premises of Cirkulacija 2 (Tobačna Ljubljana ) – and as a third segment: exhibition / performance – on the third day. An exhibition with several sound installations – all using mathematical algorithms – will run in parallel during the active days.
Robert B. Lisek: “AI for artists and composers”
The event is wrapped around a well-defined visiting mentor – Polish artist, composer and mathematician dr. Robert B. Lisek. In the lecture and workshop, we will thoroughly familiarize ourselves with his notion of “broader” artificial intelligence for artists. “AI for artists and composers” has been the title of his lecture and workshop for several years. The workshop will not be about materials, but about getting to know the more basic concepts of artificial intelligence – even at the computer-software level.
Last year’s successful implementation of the Artificial Intelligence Symposium and the Robot drawing exhibition gave rise to many unanswered questions, revealing a significant difference between the concepts of artificial intelligence as perceived in technology – or in art. AI today is a very limited technical-educational term that solves concrete problems. The most striking difference is the demand for “correctness” and the uniqueness of the result (interpolation) – demanded by AI and algorithms from the market and industry – and on the other hand the wishes of non-pragmatists – artists for the results to be manyfold (extrapolation).
The AI for Artists will thus be a symposium with a theme brought in the core by a visiting artist. Robert Lisek is also a composer who composes / programs intelligent generative sound& visual installations. Individuals around Cirkulacija 2 are doing the same: Boštjan Leskovšek, Boštjan Čadež, Borut Savski and Stefan Doepner. So it is only proper that the related exhibition be a non-painting exhibition!
Borut Savski: “all different – all AI”
A paraphrase of well-known EU-slogan means development and implementation of three generative libraries in the area of midi-monoculture to some of the existing arduino based objects/ devices. Combined are midi melodics, midi rhythmics and midi statistics.
Boštjan Čadež: G. Procesor | Mr. Processor
Artist talks: creating the first robot with “drunk artificial intelligence”. He has no respect for any kind of property and draws graffiti on walls, once he finds them. Towards humans he is annoying – he follows them with light& sound and sprays them with water. Production: Aksioma Ljubljana – recently presented in Cirkulacija 2.
Last year he raised a question of the “unconscious” within the artificial intelligence. He might want to elaborate this on his recent approaches…
Co-production: Cirkulacija 2 and Polygon Creative Center
Additional co-finances provided by JSKD (Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities)