Lorem is a music and multidisciplinary project that investigates the complex relationship between man and computer in the artificial intelligence age.

Through neural networks, hacked hardware and AI systems, the artist constructs an algorithmic intimacy in which the machine is called to simulate complex human emotions starting from emotional datasets, classified according to Robert Plutchik’s “Wheel of Emotions”. The intent of Adversarial Feelings: 1-5: Latent Selves, which consists of an audio-video installation and a book, is to observe the intricate states of consciousness through the alien gaze of the machine. Music and images mark its timid progress, in an attempt to speak the language of human emotions, creating a complex but fluid path, made of expectations and scissions. The artwork counts on the participation of artists (Mario Klingemann, Yuma Kishi), designers (Karol Sudolski, Mirek Hardiker), researchers (Damien Henry, Nicola Cattabiani, Paolo Ferrari).

Lorem is a music-driven multidisciplinary project by the italian musician and visual artist Francesco D’Abbraccio. His work was exhibited at London Design Biennale (Somerset House), Triennale Milano, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice), Scopitone (Stereolux, Lyon), Festival International du Graphisme de Chaumont. Lorem is an inquiry about human-computer interaction in the age of Artificial Intelligence. During the last two years D’Abbraccio built a collaborative platform, involving AI artists, video artists, information engineering researchers and musical instrument designers 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.

PHOTO CAPTION: Lorem, Adversarial Feelings: 1-5: Latent Selves, audiovisual installation on loop, 22’21”, 2019. Courtesy the artis

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