New media installation Deep Flux has been invited to prestigious art biennale

Date: 2022.03.22
Deep Flux by MOME alumni and Innovation Centre researchers Kárpáti Judit Eszter DLA and Esteban de la Torre MOME has been selected for inclusion in the international contemporary art material biennale Material Thinking from 2066 works of art from 80 countries. The illustrious event will take place between 20 June and 20 September 2022 in Qingdao, China.

Deep Flux by MOME alumni and Innovation Centre researchers Kárpáti Judit Eszter DLA and Esteban de la Torre MOME has been selected for inclusion in the international contemporary art material biennale Material Thinking from 2066 works of art from 80 countries. The illustrious event will take place between 20 June and 20 September 2022 in Qingdao, China.  

Founders of the EJTECH polydisciplinary studio Judit Eszter Kárpáti and Esteban de la Torre work with programmable materials. Driven by material research, they create performative installations, multi-channel sonic sculptures and dynamic textile surfaces. In their installation entitled Deep Flux, they train artificial intelligence, with the help of Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN), to paint new paintings continuously on a dynamic canvas. For this purpose, the canvas has been treated with thermochromic pigments that allow artificial intelligence (AI) to create short-lived works of art.  

The content of these ephemeral paintings is the creative result of a pretrained neural network based on a dataset taken from artistic movements, including abstract expressionism and Fluxus, as well as the generative pieces of computer pioneers in the 1970s such as Vera Molnár and Manfred Mohr. 

Nominated for the Esterházy Art Award in 2021, Deep Flux was featured at the Esterházy Art Award Short List exhibition of Ludwig Museum, Budapest late last year. 

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