Wednesday, September 20, 2023
The National Library of Latvia (Mūkusalas iela 3), 11th floor (roof ridge) / Zoom
17:00 Opening Keynotes and Artist Talk:
PROGRAMME – Opening Keynotes
Chris SALTER (CA/CH) / Anna RIDLER (UK/US)
Machine learning has been an important part of Anna Ridler’s creative practise for the past seven years. She will go through the various different projects and processes she has made and how this technology has enabled her to work critically and conceptually, and how she is able to bring out different traces, connotations and associations within it, particularly in regards to data. She will also look at the latest tools and developments with text to image models and how this has changed the AI art landscape and making.
Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher who works with systems of knowledge and how technologies are created in order to better understand the world. She is particularly interested in ideas around measurement and quantification and how this relates to the natural world. Her process often involves working with collections of information or data, particularly data sets, to create new and unusual narratives. Her work has been exhibited widely at cultural institutions worldwide including the Barbican Centre, Centre Pompidou, HeK Basel, The Photographers’ Gallery, the ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica and the Victoria and Albert Museum.