The AI Art Corner #6
Mario Klingemann is a former Google Arts and Culture artist in residence, speaker, and pioneer in art created through the use of machine learning, deep learning, algorithms and coding. His work is exhibited worldwide, and his practice often takes in consideration the concepts of perception and creativity in relation to the use of computers.
In a recent interview with the Goethe Institute, he presented his work Mistaken Identity and discussed his ideas about what makes a work of art beautiful and interesting, qualities that can be difficult to find together:
“Creating something that is beautiful and interesting at the same time is much harder and due to the fleeting nature of interestingness also something that can never be solved once and for all. It has to be attained every time anew.” — Mario Klingemann
The artist explained his fascination and approach to neural networks. He also added that, due to their larger diffusion, in general it is becoming more difficult to create new compelling work and his interest is starting to turn towards less explored areas, such as storytelling and words.
Klingemann also shared his vision about the impact of Big Data and algorithms, the pros and cons of technology, and the importance of learning programming as a skill required by living in an increasingly machine-based society.
Link to the full interview here: