2019 / 22:40 – 23:00 [gmt] live from St. PÖLTEN

IMAge-to-Poem Service by Norberth Math

Radio station:                                 IMA
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Links:                                                     alien productions 
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It’s been a million and 56 years since mankind created art. Since then, art has been tirelessly created, and, as we know, exciting and rewarding artwork is being done, and it is not easy to do this. Everybody is able to create art, but very few people bother and appreciate what the art produces. There should even be people who believe that they can live without art.

It’s about time that art is able to reproduce itself. In the sense of the “creation permanente” the art in the IMA-to-Poem Service will make itself gifts.

An AI (neural network) writes poetry. These poems are generated from images submitted to the AI. We use the software img2poem [https://github.com/bei21/img2poem] and an online interface, via which the audience can upload pictures and read the generated poems (additional service: this can also be done eg via Twitter or Instagram respectively).

At our party we will look for pictures from the net and the exhibition at Wahlbüro XX Techné 6.0, print them out and submit them to the img2poem program. Elisabeth Schimana will recite the poems in the audio live stream and we will give the poems a suitable musical framework – music woven from algebraic patterns.

Norbert Math (born 1962 in Bozen, lives in Vienna) is an artist active in the fields of radio art, electronic music, installation, and Internet. He studied at the academy of Music, Vienna (institute for electroacoustics), worked at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics – IEM in Graz and held lectures at the Nuova Accademie di Belle Arti NABA in Milan. Since 1997 he is part of the artists’ network “alien productions” (with Andrea Sodomka and Martin Breindl).