Mario Klingemann is a pioneer in the field of neural networks, computer learning, and AI art. He has worked with prestigious institutions including The British Library, Cardiff University and New York Public Library, and is Artist in Residence at Google Arts and Culture. His artworks have been exhibited at MoMA New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Photographers’s Gallery London, ZKM Karlsruhe and Centre Pompidou Paris.
Klingemann received the British Library Labs Artistic Award 2016. In 2018 he won the Lumen Prize which recognises works of art made using technology. His artwork "Memories of Passersby I" is part of the history of art, being the first time than an autonomous AI machine it has been auctioned at Sotheby’s.
Mario Klingemann’s latest work “Hyperdimensional Attractions - Sirius A” presents us with an uncanny journey to an impossible universe.
“Imagine more than 21 bodies gravitating and influencing the trajectories between them, add to the cocktail 1128 dimensions, impossible, right ?, Because this special universe, chaotic and unpredictable is where Mario invites us to look. This time Mario uses as a brush for his work the most powerful artificial intelligence tool created so far, the BigGAN, thanks to this tool we will be immersed in a hypnotic experience where for the BigGAN there are no hard boundaries, everything is connected . There is no difference between a dog and a bird or some abstract shape, everything is on a gradient and made from the same parts. It is like the three-body-problem, only that in this case there are 21 bodies involved and instead of 3-dimensions it happens in 1128 dimensions.
You have 21 “bodies” which excert gravity onto each other which in turn influences their trajectories in latent space like in physics where the gravity of the sun makes the planets orbit around it and the gravity of the earth makes the moon orbit around the earth only that in this system there is no central body which makes the whole system unpredictable and the orbits of the “bodies” chaotic. What you see is three of the 21 bodies at their current location in the latent space of BigGAN and what you also might get is a subconscious understanding what it means to travel in 1128 dimensions.
The other thing is that the system never repeats but the bodies might travel through similar areas in that space which gives it a rhythm so in a short span of time you will see an image returning to a previous area, but not exactly at the same spot and in the same direction.