Generative Everything 2083

Generative Everything 2083 is an interactive installation whose auditory and visual contents are generated in real time by two algorithmic agents. The musical agent composes and plays an ambient music. The visual agent generates visual compositions that are inspired by fractal geometry and that follow the musical cue. Complex musical patterns result in chaotic movements whereas calm and melancholic melodies result in tender dances of stars and flowers.

The evolution of the composition is determined by a random walker, which randomly roams throughout a multidimensional emotional space in which dramatic, romantic, and chaotic situations alternates. Following related work in the psychology of music, this emotional space is represented in music using five parameters: tempo, mode, octave, volume and pitch contour. On the visual side, alteration of the emotional space will determine the colour, dimension, speed, harmony and complexity of the visual elements.

The alinearity and the non-determinism of the installation allow the system to generate completely new and non-replicable performances. Besides the purely aesthetic experience, Generative Everything 2083 encourages reflections and speculations on possible future scenarios of art, when the artwork will be co-created by the artist and forms of artificial intelligence. In this context, the artist role is "downgraded": once they had taught the rules to the machine they are precluded to control the actual evolution of the artwork.

  • Audiovisual design
  • Raul Masu
  • Slava Avilov
  • 4/2/2018 - Audiovisuals for The Whale Project - Voronezh, Russia
  • 4/9/2015 - PATH Festival - Verona, Italy
  • 11/12/2015 - Generative Art Conference - Venice, Italy