Artists / LUKAS TRUNIGER (CH)

DÉJÀ ENTENDU | AN OPERA AUTOMATON

Generative Installation
Photo: Lukas Truniger

 

The installation is based on texts and melodies collected from operas narrating the Faust myth – the epic of human curiosity and its limits. 102 screens and speakers are arranged in repetitive patterns creating an emergent space. The phrases and melodies of the vocalist are reproduced using machine learning software. A new version of Faust is created in fragmented movements of light and sound. It is a game with the boundaries of perception. The point where language loses its meaning and becomes abstract. This reveals the proper poetics – in all its absurdity – of the digital.

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Presented in collaboration with Mapping Festival, with the support of Pro Helvetia, fondation suisse pour la culture, swissnex Boston and the Consulat général de Suisse à Montréal.

A production of Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains
Supported by Bipolar in the framework of RUNAWAY
Electronics & bus programming: Glenn Silver 

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