ART MACHINES 2 June 10-20, 2021 | Hong Kong +Online
The second edition of Art Machines: Symposium on Machine Learning and Art launches tomorrow, hosted by City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media. The keynotes and plenary sessions of the Art Machines 2 Conference will be freely available, so we recommend exploring the schedule below and bookmarking the Zoom links available there!
On Sunday, June 13 at 21:45 Hong Kong Standard Time (UTC +8) as part of the Sound Art Paper Session chaired by Ryo Ikeshiro, the Metacreation Lab’s Mahsoo Salimi and Philippe Pasquier will present their paper, Exploiting Swarm Aesthetics in Sound Art. We’ve included a more detailed preview of the paper in this newsletter below.
Concurrent with ART MACHINES 2 is the launch of two exhibitions - Constructing Contexts and System Dreams. Constructing Contexts, curated by Tobias Klein and Rodrigo Guzman-Serrano, will bring together 27 works with unique approaches to the question of contexts as applied by generative adversarial networks. System Dreams highlights work from the latest MFA talent from the School of Creative Media. While the exhibitions take place in Hong Kong, the participating artists and artwork are well documented online.
Liminal Tones: Swarm Aesthetics in Sound Art
Applications of swarm aesthetics in music composition are not new and have already resulted in volumes of complex soundscapes and musical compositions. Using an experimental approach, Mahsoo Salimi and Philippe Pasquier create a series of sound textures know as Liminal Tones (B/ Rain Dream) based on swarming behaviours
As we look forward to the return of live performances again, we would like to share documentation from a performance of the REVIVE project by Kivanç Tatar & Philippe Pasquier from 2019 at Vancouver’s Performance Works Theatre, presented as part of the Boca del Lupo CODA series.
REVIVE | Philippe Pasquier & Kivanç Tatar | 2019
Spire Muse: A Virtual Musical Partner NIME: New Interfaces for Musical Expression June 14-18, 2021, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai.
Notto Thelle, author of the Lockdown Jammer system we introduced in our last newsletter, presents Spire Muse, a co-creative musical agent that engages in different kinds of interactive behaviours, as part of the NIME conference hosted by NYU Shanghai June 14-18, 2021.