Künstliche Ökologie

("Artificial Ecology")

2019
Book

The book »Artificial Ecology« presents »One Hundred Views from the Cosmos of the Positive Extraction and Reproduction System«. These one hundred images were generated with Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN). As basis served 3500 Portraits of individuals, which were compiled from online platforms. The hand-picked selection is generally considered positive in its visual appearance.

lys

2018
Website, image film, brochure, fruit gum packages, fair stand

lys is a visionary start-up: »In a future society, humans are networked via synthetic neurons, thoughts are of common origin. This enables dealing with complexity, decentralized decision-making and an individual behavior for the collective benefit and in planetary sustainability.«

sketch_150709b

2015
Video, software (processing)
12:15

This work questions the significance of code in relation to its output, to the perceptible. How can we grasp their correlation? Which is the relevance of the manufacturing method when it is not shown in the product? What is the value of the non-visible? Does the tension between visible algorithm as a program and invisible algorithm inside the produced black square change the subjective view?

forkbombEnsemble

2016/17
Sound installation
4 single board computers (odroid xu4), speaker, 7″ display, wood, wlan router, software: Lubuntu OS, Python, SuperCollider

The forkbombEnsemble plays with the open interplay between several computing units and their computing capacities. It‘s based on a forkbomb, a programme, which invokes itself exponentially until a system overload.

Herz Woyzeck

2012
Performance

Subject Woyzeck. An interesting case. At the anatomical theater. Dead. Alive in the art against demise. The basement an expertise about sanity and death Woyzecks through a blade in front of thousands of onlookers 1824. Reduced to a heart.

Contains Itself

2016
Software (processing), display, deck chairs, container

Contains Itself is a software trying to achieve duration through the cultural practice of collecting.

The software is surfing through the net, searching for data files to collect in order to create its own unique self through its collection.

copyring

2017
10 inch vinyl, label, 12min. loop, record player with repeat mode, speaker

COPYRING. The subject reads the text into itself. Starting and ending points are subjective, more and more approximate mental copies are produced by rotation.

True Radio

2016
Sound installation
300×30×30
pipe, endless rotary knob, software (Pure Data), single board computer (rpi), microcontroller, speaker, voice

The truth - it sounded to us children as if we could set out to look for it like for China, and look for it - it sounded as if we could look for it in the woods and carry home a whole basket full of it, just like one looks for mushrooms in humid summers. (Ingeborg Bachmann. Translated by the authors.)

cuttingNews

2016
Website
HTML, JavaScript, PHP

cuttingNews generates a unique news article by combining top news from several newspapers.

cuttingNews operates with computational objectivity to satisfy the critical reader.

Arbeiter Verstimmen Die Fabrik

2014
Sound installation

soli t und i

2014
Sound installation
steel rope, 2 mini loudspeakers, bodyshaker, 2 dc-motors, 2 microcontroller, 2 lightsensors, cable

How to Make a Paradise

10.04. – 26.08.2020, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Curator: Mattis Kuhn

Participating Artists: Tega Brain, Julian Oliver & Bengt Sjölén, Elisabeth Caravella, Kate Crawford & Vladan Joler, Fleuryfontaine, Keiken & George Jasper Stone, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Julien Prévieux.

Paradise stirs fulfillment and longing: for far away and beauty, for effortless existence. Digital gadgets are available anytime, anywhere. They promise expansion of our comfort zone, and abduct us from the here and now. They transport us into worlds whose surface appearance is adaptable to our wishes.

I am here to learn

The thematically organized group exhibition I am here to learn addresses adaptive algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI). The exhibition focuses on perception and interpretation as human qualities, which machines can acquire through learning procedures. The Frankfurter Kunstverein will present international artists, whose work thematizes the processes involved in machine perception and autonomous action.

Wird die Kunst digital

2020
Article

An examination of digital developments in the arts does not necessarily involve digitally existing/generated artifacts, but rather an examination of the properties of the digital - whereby the digital actually means the formalized: the formalization of human (work) procedures so that they can be executed by machines in the form of algorithms. Will art become digital? asks: Are formal systems inscribed in our thinking and our production, distribution and reflection of aesthetic artifacts?

Towards a Planetary Identity

2018
Theoretical part of the speculative project lys.

At present, human thinking is limited by each person's own cognitive abilities, perceptual experiences and the individual, reduced model of the world. In contrast, lys is developing a decentralized complex adaptive system that forms the framework of a participatory collective intelligence.

Unbestimmtheitsspielräume Algorithmischer Geflechte

2016
Diploma thesis
University for Art and Design, Offenbach am Main

The core statement is, that leeway of vagueness are increasingly existent or established in algorithmic meshworks and thus require an inspection from outside the computer sciences and that the field of art is a possible outside through its fundamental vagueness.

Machine Learning in Artistic Practice

2019
Talk

Artistic projects enable a critical examination of machines capable of learning, but also a creative use of their potentials. Art offers freedom for experimental handling, for research without reference to application and for attempts to determine a suitable relationship with technology.